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:

Roundtable on Innovation and Emerging Tech in Government

Public Spend Forum in association with DefSec Innovation Hub will be hosting a morning roundtable discussion in London on December 5 to consider the role technology is playing in addressing critical government and national security issues and how governments are engaging non-traditional and emerging companies as they accelerate innovation within government. Roundtable participants will include representatives from international governments, innovation ecosystem partners and the startup community. To request to attend please contact Kristina Soukupova at or read more here.

Top Suppliers Highlighted in Global Military Virtual Training Market Report

The 'Military Virtual Training Market' report outlines the applications for, and top producers of, new technology and  newest trends in the virtual training market. It also highlights the top players within this emerging industry. These top players are employing different growth strategies, strategic partnerships, and collaborations across the market. To see who is included read here.

E-procurement Enabling Procurement Transformation

New York City and Arizona are part of a growing e-procurement trend that cuts across the public sector and commercial industry. In a case study presented by the Governing Institute and Ivalua, we take a look at how these organisations are modernising their procurement processes for more effective and efficient outcomes. Read more about how procurement moves to the forefront of government modernisation here.

And in other news:

AI public procurement platform secures investment

India has confirmed its newest nuclear power plant was the victim of a cyber attack

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Association’s Global Summit - Applications in Every Industry

Social value is the latest frontier for public procurement and value for money

How to Buy Robots: World Economic Forum Offers Guidelines for Government Artificial Intelligence Procurement

EU anti-fraud legislation requires banks and payment processors to use two-step authentication - implementation deadline by 18 months

Turkey pledges more transparency in public spending

UK Selects 128 Firms for GP 30 Billion Government Construction Framework

German Defence Ministry will procure two more Type 212 submarines in global move to invest €10bn in new equipment in 2020

We Need a Global Standard for Reporting Cyber Attacks - HBR


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