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:

Cybersecurity In Europe – State of the Market and Lack of Expert Skills

A particular challenge for Europe according to the European Commission is the ‘cybersecurity expertise shortage.’ The market needs more cybersecurity-skilled people and more cybersecurity expert providers as the threat of cyberattack grows with the rapid uptake of digital transformation, data connectivity and the IoT.

Recap & Recording: Barriers to Entry in Government Markets

On August 20 Public Spend Forum and experts from government and industry took part in a webinar to discuss barriers to entry that small and emerging companies face when trying to enter the public sector market. The discussion also turned to what both sides can do to improve the situation. Read here a summary of the topic areas and key points discussed or listen to the recording in full.

 

And in other news:

New Framework for Simplified Purchase of Cloud Services for Public Sector

Global IT Security Spending in Government Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025

Cybersecurity Market Analysis, Top Suppliers, and Strategy for Navigating the Market

Key to Understanding the Public Procurement Process and Compete for Projects

Scottish government prioritises climate in new programme

and Scotland launches £3bn green project portfolio

How Crown Commercial Service Is Supporting the Development of Smart Cities

Consultancies alerted to £1bn public sector framework opportunities

 

 

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