Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement news from this week

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Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement. GovShop is its free-to-use government market research tool for finding and connecting with suppliers. Here's the latest from PSF: 

GovShop Data: A Look at the Cyber Security Market

GovShop’s platform contains nearly 19,000 suppliers that are in the cyber security market, of which over 90 percent are non-traditional and emerging companies. The comprehensive list of suppliers helps make sure that governments can source and find emerging, innovative companies to best fit their needs. The platform houses small businesses and minority-owned companies in the cyber industry that many may not have heard about before.

Participate in the survey: Barriers to Entry in Government Markets

Public Spend Forum is conducting a global study into Barriers to Entry in Government Markets for suppliers.
Learn more about participating in the survey and listen to an honest discussion from suppliers about their experiences in the market.

Global Leaders Exchange for Public Procurement

Public Spend Forum has re-introduced the Global Leaders Exchange for Public Procurement meetings with a few new tools and frameworks they believe you can deploy right away within your organisations. Learn more about what's on the agenda and learn about the next Global Leaders Exchange virtual meetings.

7MI Series – Essentials for Public Procurement

Public Spend Forum is running a series of articles on the 7 Economics and Market Intelligence Essentials for Public Procurement. Each one in the series will contain useful information via podcasts, written resources, templates and other materials. The series is a result of 20 years of work and research across the public and private sectors, and will be:

  • Focused on the fundamentals of how markets work and basics of economics
  • Fact-based and analytical as opposed to “hunches”
  • Collaborative and two way with an emphasis on early supplier engagement

Learn more here and read number 2 in the series: 7MI Essentials – Organize Research Questions & Keywords


And in other news ...

US Government surpasses small business contracting goals in fiscal 2019 for seventh year

What procurement lessons should the public sector take from the coronavirus pandemic? Should we appoint a “Minister of Government Efficiency”?

Six firms secure $104m in COVID-19 syringe supply contracts 

Three-quarters of UK firms to buy British post-pandemic

AI & military procurement: what computers still can’t do

HPE signs landmark cloud deal with UK government

Switzerland supports energy rehabilitation of 17 public buildings in Serbia

Firms on alert for £1.4bn Scottish highways upkeep

Cybersecurity must be a key part of Australian government procurement decisions

UK government agrees to buy millions of COVID-19 vaccines from J&J and Novavax

Tata may sell stake in Jaguar, UK steel plant as talks with British Government fail


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