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. 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:

It’s No Coincidence that Cyber News Is Hitting the Headlines Every Day

Recent findings from Ken Research into the sheer size and breadth of cyberattacks in Europe (and beyond) find that the European Cyber Security Market is expected to reach about €36 billion in terms of revenue by the year ending 2023. Businesses are expected to be seeing cybercrime-related costs of about €4.7 trillion over the next five years, in fact the market is expected to register a positive CAGR of 8.9% for the cybersecurity market in terms of revenue during the 2018-2023.

The Market for Extended Reality Products & Services in the Public Sector

Augmented and virtual reality products and services are a hot topic in the public sector. With applications ranging from training to simulations to data interaction, nearly all government organisations stand to benefit from extended reality solutions. Public Spend Forum and GovShop have spent months curating suppliers with specific capabilities in extended reality, companies that really can deliver best-in-class products and services for your customer needs. We’ve also broken down three primary sectors to help you better understand what solutions comprise the extended reality marketplace.

And in other news ...

Five bold public contracting reforms to improve public services in five cities

Air Force procurement analyst experiences contracting from other side of the table 

How to buy robots: WEF guidelines for government AI procurement

Successful challenges to public contract awards could be more likely following a Court of Appeal ruling

New digital content library for workforce learning on emerging technologies

New Resources Available for Government Buyers on GovShop

Government sets out major plastic crackdown in Queen’s speech



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