Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It tackles universal public procurement issues and on its website you will find articles, podcasts, opinion pieces, community notices, discussion trails and news stories. Some are country-specific, others global.

Overview of Government Procurement - US Style

On July 18, albeit a bit late in the day for our European readers, Raj Sharma will be hosting a webinar from the US on government procurement. Government procurement requires a good deal of knowledge, he says, from government-specific requirements to understanding the purchasing process, there are a lot of areas to cover. In what he calls The Simplest Overview of Government Procurement Ever, he explains the 'ins and outs' of buying for and selling to the US government - with plenty of insight that will be relevant for all government buyers we suspect. Register here.

A Procurement Tech Tale of Two Cities: Price Differentials Investigated by Spend Matters Analyst

NYC is overhauling its procurement operation across the city, and Dallas is doing something similar, on a different scale. Media reports suggest that NYC is paying about $45 million for its project while Dallas is doing it for just $50,000. Media reports also suggest NYC taxpayers are getting a raw deal. Spend Matters analyst investigates the details of the two operations and the tech in question, and concludes – we are not comparing apples with apples, but a watermelon to a grape! Read his findings here.

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