Improving Technology Procurement and Innovation in the Government Marketplace

16 Jul 2018
On Wednesday, June 6, Public Spend Forum convened a Technology Procurement Symposium to identify barriers to government’s adoption of emerging technology and to highlight companies of all sizes that are making a difference in the civic tech space. Held in Los Angeles, the Symposium featured...

Tips for Buying Cybersecurity Products and Services

8 Nov 2018
Last month Frank McNally of Public Spend Forum hosted Neil Chaudhuri, President of Vidya, and I for a webinar on Cyber Acquisitions. I got some great questions afterward about federal procurement generally and buying cybersecurity products and services specifically. Here’s a summary. Is there...

Guide for Overseas Companies On How To Access NHS Procurement Channels

4 Oct 2018
The UK government has issued guidance for overseas companies on how to access NHS (the country’s National Health Service) procurement channels in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also outlines the aims of the new NHS Supply Chain operating model put in place to improve...

Crowdsourcing: The Shortcut to Effective Market Research

28 Sep 2018
Market research is an essential an ongoing task for any procurement professional.  But so are many other aspects of procurement; contracting, negotiations, supplier reviewsyou name it.  We all know we should be keeping on top of market and pricing trends, but when you’re tasked with buying...

Finding the Best Cyber Security Solutions with GovShop

24 Sep 2018
Market Research Made Easy With Public Spend Forum   As public sector organizations continue to modernize technology and bring citizen services online, cyber hackers and bad actors are designing new techniques to exploit every weakness they find. It’s a cat and mouse game that will never...

Entering the Digital Age – A Look at Network Rail

15 Sep 2018
There was a very good article this week on RailEngineer titled “Signalling procurement enters the Digital Age.” It’s an interesting read because, while it is an industry-specific subject, it is relevant to other industries, highlighting that as businesses embrace the digital age, so the...

Amazon B2B Announces First Large Public Sector Contract in the UK

14 Sep 2018
Last week Amazon B2B announced its first large UK public sector contract since its launch in the UK last year worth £600m, supplying the county of Yorkshire’s schools, social services and emergency services. The deal is with Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation in the shape of a five-year...

The Ultimate Guide for Government Cyber Security Market Research

13 Sep 2018
The cyber market is complex and fast-changing by any measure. As Public Spend Forum’s GovShop staff dug in to create a comprehensive list of cyber security suppliers relevant to government, we wanted to share a few sources and experts that we thought are worth highlighting for anyone doing...