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:

Working Dogs Market Segmentation and Supplier Landscape

Ash Bedi, Managing Director, Strategy & Research at Public Spend Forum will look at how government agencies are sourcing and competing for working dogs. Dr. Cynthia Otto, executive director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, says branches of the U.S. military and federal government are having trouble getting hold of sufficient numbers of dogs to meet their needs. Join this webinar for an introduction to the market, and to understand the working dog supplier landscape. Register here for November 12, 2:00-2:30 pm EDT (7pm UK and 8pm CET).

A Look at the Unmanned Aerial Systems Supplier Landscape

Ash Bedi, Managing Director, Strategy & Research at Public Spend Forum in conjunction with Ivalua will be discussing the ways in which governments are using unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR), combat operations, and disaster management are a few examples, also wildlife research & preservation, surveying & mapping, law enforcement, and firefighting. Join this webinar to understand the market, the supplier landscape, and how to conduct supplier searches using GovShop. 20th November, 2:00-2:30 pm EDT (7pm UK and 8pm CET). Register here.


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