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:

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

The US has declared October the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Check out the 2019 Toolkit with key messaging, articles, social media, and more to promote it. And read:

One-Fifth of UK Public Sector Report More Than 1,000 Cyber Attacks Last Year and Can Expect More

Suppliers Making a Wave in the Cybersecurity Market


Recap & Recording: Public Procurement Workforce Development – Case Studies in Action!

In September Public Spend Forum talked to two procurement leaders in a webinar to share how they’ve used the Public Procurement Workforce Competency Model, created as a collaboration with NIGP and informed by procurement leaders, practitioners, experts and academics across public procurement to create something that would be simple to use but would have real-world applications for procurement. You can now listen to Patricia Innocenti, Deputy Director of Procurement and Material Management at Fairfax County Government, and Paul Brennan, Director of Purchasing for Rockland County, NY as they share case studies of how they use the Workforce Competency Model to improve staffing initiatives and procurement outcomes. Listen that here.

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Understanding the Gender Pay Gap in the UK Public Sector

Whistleblowers to get better protection under new EU legislation

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