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: 

Recording: Barriers to Entry in Government Markets

Public Spend Forum’s online webinar is now available to listen to on demand. In a discussion with suppliers PSF addressed what is perceived to be the single biggest hurdle that small companies face when entering the public sector market. Industry experts joined the discussion to give insightful perspectives, and gave suggestions on how both government and industry can improve.

Listen here: Barriers to Entry in Government Markets

This webinar is also kicking off Public Spend Forum’s global study on Barriers to Entry in Government Markets. Learn more about participating in the survey!

Public Sector Heroes Podcast

Episode 18 of the Public Sector Heroes podcast features Caleb Holt, who is the Founder and CEO of Safe Tech, a membership-based 501c3 non-profit that works to commercialize technologies to enhance public safety, first responders, and the military. In this episode he talks about how his background motivates him to support and help grow public sector technologies. Listen here to Public Sector Heroes Podcast

Covid-19 Suppliers, Inventory and Contracts

Access more and more verified suppliers on GovShop – the place to find and match suppliers with your needs. The free-to-use global database for governments to find innovative suppliers, or for suppliers to find suitable buyers, is growing daily. Access GovShop here.

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 ...

Concern over 'opaque' Covid-related contracts awarded around world

UK Gov awarded a £43.8m deal for supply of hand sanitiser to dormant firm, without going to tender

Poland and Romania both plan to spend billions of dollars on helicopters in near term

Your essential roadmap to the second edition Cabinet Office outsourcing playbook – the key policies

The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

UK spending on coronavirus consultants tops £100m

Scottish defence industry wins new radar contract

How drones are saving Derbyshire police thousands of pounds

Burberry given £573,000 NHS contract to make gowns and PPE

MoD contracts worth more than £300m to support 600 UK jobs

Cyber-Attack on Norwegian Parliament

Cloud Computing in Government market rising demand growth trend insights for next 5 years

Market exploration: robotic and autonomous systems (platooning)


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