Procurement Innovation

June 23, 2017

Procurement is one of those areas of government that doesn't often get a lot of attention. When it comes to technology, people love talking about data analytics, moving to the cloud and any number of overused catchphrases. But too often the simple stuff gets overlooked. In Chicago, city... read more

June 07, 2017

Federal chief information officers may have one of government's hardest jobs: protecting our country's largest networks against rapidly evolving cyber threats, while being stuck with technology that's often decades old. Add to the mix a set of bureaucratic rules dictating how they buy IT, and it... read more

May 26, 2017

Urban freight is expected to increase 40 percent by 2050, going hand-in-hand with the slew of retail stores closing due to e-commerce growth. That means more trucks on the road, clogging precious residential and downtown street space while making deliveries. “Where you now see UPS and FedEx... read more

May 25, 2017

After learning how difficult it was to procure a new system piloted during the 2014 Startup in Residence program, which pairs startups with government agencies, San Francisco’s IT officials sought a better, faster method for future iterations of the initiative.

May 17, 2017

Most companies, upon deciding to pursue opportunities with a specific governmental entity, develop a “Go-To-Market” strategy. One of the more interesting new strategies that allows companies to capture the attention of public officials today is to participate in a pilot or demonstration project... read more

April 20, 2017

What do Alaska, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Maine have in common? They're among the 17 states that saw at least a 10 percent increase in the number of state and local agency bids and requests for proposal between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, according to a new Onvia report.

April 19, 2017

The purpose of this guide is to help elected and senior government officials understand how public procurement can help achieve their goals or get their entity into trouble. Written from the perspective of a seasoned public official mentoring other executives new to the public sector, the guide... read more

April 07, 2017

Flexibility. If there's one thing that everybody involved in government procurement - chief information officers, procurement officials, vendors and civic tech folk - appear to agree on, it's that the future of government's technology-buying should be more flexible. The trend in that direction... read more

March 01, 2017

State and local government agencies saw the number of bids and RFPs for improved medical equipment grow 21 percent in 2016, more than any other contracting area, fueled by high health care costs and an aging boomer population.

February 22, 2017

With a couple of months of 2017 under our belts, now is the time to focus our thoughts on ways sourcing and procurement can leverage a number of likely changes expected in 2017, regardless of the industry.

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