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, discussion trails and news stories. GovShop is its platform for finding and connecting suppliers with the public sector market.

Recent highlights include:

Agile IoT Market Major Suppliers and Government as Key Use Case Application

the “Global Agile loT Market” report provides a study of the industry taken from 2013 to 2017 to influence predictions of possible emerging trends and segments of the market up to the year 2025. Metrics, in the form of a SWOT analysis and general data on parts of the market, an outline of the competitive landscape completed with a list of key suppliers, regions, and competitive developments, and a description of potential risks, advantages, and opportunities available in the market.  Read more here.

Controversial HS2 Project To Go Under Independent Review

The government is commissioning a report to help inform its decisions on whether HS2 is to continue with some adjustments or be scrapped completely. The project has been called a colossal waste of money, on the one hand, and a disaster if it is scrapped, on the other. Viewpoints vary but this autumn's report should identify how and if the benefits stack up. Read more here.

And in other news ...

Bids for Public Bicycle System in Belgrade

32 Suppliers Fast-Tracked for Government Business

DOD To Invest in Electro-Optics and Infrared (EOIR)

British Steel Finds A Buyer

Scotland Excel plans procurement framework for social care system

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