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New Report Reveals 5 Trends Reshaping Government Procurement  GlobeNewswire

National survey of state procurement officials finds states are moving toward a more modern approach to buying.

How Your Small Business Can Land Government Contracts  Business.com

The U.S. government buys a wide range of goods and services from businesses of all sizes each year. Here is how your SMB can get a government contract.

2019 Government Procurement Conference  City & State

The procurement process continues to be a major source of business for private organizations in New York. Just last fiscal year, over $19 billion in contracts ...

Procurement shake-up: What it means for SME's engaging with the Department of Defence  Lexology

The Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) have been updated to clarify domestic obligations under relevant Trans-Pacific…

U.S. Finalizes Rule Banning Kaspersky Products From Government Contracts  Nextgov

The final rule will go into effect Tuesday, replacing an interim rule in place for over a year.

Lending a Tech Hand to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses (Contributed)  Government Technology

While the nation has become more socially aware of women and minority issues, including their importance as businesspeople, one of the largest sectors of the ...

US - Government procurement: Australia added as WTO GPA country in the FAR.  Lexology

On September 10, 2019, the Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

GTY Technology's Bonfire Expands Revenue Streams With Professional Services and Premium Vendor Offerings  Odessa American

GTY Technology (NASDAQ: GTYH) (“GTY”), a leading provider of SaaS/Cloud solutions for the public sector, announced today that its procurement software ...

PTAC is helping NM firms seize upon procurement jobs  Albuquerque Journal

The federal government is the world's biggest customer and a major driver in New Mexico's economy.

"Other Transactions" Are Government Contracts, And Why It Matters - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Readers of this Journal are likely aware of the burgeoning interest in Other Transactions and Other Transactions Authority (OTA). United States Government ...

China's 2018 government procurement up 11.7 pct  China.org.cn

China's government procurement went up 11.7 percent year on year to 3.59 trillion yuan (about 507 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018, official data showed. The figure ...

Procurement Perspectives: Public procurement needs strategic foresight  Daily Commercial News

The reason why a shift towards a more strategic procurement approach is necessary at the municipal level (and, indeed, across the public sector in general) is ...

Trump's Top Acquisition Official Outlines Priorities  Nextgov

Michael Wooten, the new administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, wants contracting professionals to meet 21st-century tech challenges...

Labour to strip Amazon of public sector contracts if they fail to pay fair share of tax, John McDonnell says  The Independent

Labour would look to axe government contracts with Amazon and other companies if they were found to have avoided paying their fair share of tax, shadow ...

Key legal issues for project finance transactions in Mexico  Lexology

This article highlights some of the key legal issues surrounding project finance transactions in Mexico, including government approvals, financing registration ...

TSP: Thousands Already Making Use of New Withdrawal System  GovExec.com

The board that governs the 401(k)-style retirement savings program authorized a 6.9% budget increase for the agency Monday.

Quebec dithers on price vs. quality, professionals charge  Daily Commercial News

Quebec's engineers and architects have issued a statement demanding the provincial government clarify its policies on procurement of professional services to ...

Torres Named Omnitrans Director of Procurement  Inland Empire

San Bernardino, Ca– Art Torres brings over 20 years of procurement management experience to Omnitrans as the transit agency's new Director of Procurement.

How to land a government construction contract  Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly *content*.

Houghton's GS Engineering, Inc. to pay $1M to settle False Claim Act allegations  UpperMichigansSource.com

In connection with the settlement, GSE's president, GSE's former bookkeeper, and four companies that those individuals owned and controlled agreed to be ...

Any agency can own IT acquisition... just don't call it 'procurement'  StateScoop

Procurement has a branding problem. It's also too rigid, its participants don't communicate optimally, and it's often constrained by legal contracts that don't serve ...

OnSolve Approved To Offer Cloud Software On United Kingdom G-Cloud Digital Marketplace  Yahoo Finance

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OnSolve, a leading global provider of Software-as-a-*Service* (SaaS) based critical communication ...

Project finance in Mexico  Lexology

A structured guide to project finance in Mexico, including project company structures, foreign investment and ownership restrictions, government approvals, ...

August 2019 Bid Protest Roundup - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

This installment of our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight takes a look at three protest decisions from August, highlighting the most noteworthy aspects United ...

Inspector general investigates Virginia Medicaid contract  Hartford Courant

Virginia's inspector general is investigating a contract worth up to $1.5 million that the state's Medicaid office awarded to a company owned by a former U.S..

The Week That Will Be  Lawfare

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Is your business looking to create new opportunities by working with government?  The Suburban Times

You're invited to attend a FREE Purchasing Forum to help you learn first-hand how to compete for contracts with local, state, and federal governments.

HHS's Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo  Nextgov

It's been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.

Government’s new “tough” prompt payment rules come into force  Diginomica

The Cabinet Office announced the new prompt payment rules back in November, with the aim of benefiting SMEs. It has said that non-compliant suppliers face ...

Seattle-Based DemandStar Adds Government Agencies at Record Pace  Patch.com

Seattle is leading the way in the government procurement space with DemandStar, the online network connecting government procurement officers with local ...

A restraint by any other name would be as onerous  Federal News Network

Although the government cannot be sued under the Sherman Act for its actions that restrain trade, that doesn't mitigate the harm caused.

The war inside Palantir: Data-mining firm’s ties to ICE under attack by employees  The Washington Post

Alex Karp faced a dilemma last year, when employees of the data-mining company Palantir confronted the chief executive with their concerns over a partnership ...

Institute for Public Procurement Selects Two DLT Solutions Leaders to Join NIGP Business Council  Yahoo Finance

Selection of DLT leaders to exclusive council reinforces company's dedication to improving public sector IT procurement. HERNDON, Va., Aug. 20, 2019 ...

Few Government Professionals Feel Prepared to Comply with Lease Accounting Standards  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The effective dates for compliance with the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board's (FASAB) and ...

Cloud Records Management Software, Collabspace, Now Available on Microsoft Azure Government and GSA Schedule 36  PR Web

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 16, 2019 -- Collabware, a leading provider of *content* management and compliance software, today announced the ...

Our Triangle Startup Guide keeps growing: More communities, networks to join  WRAL Tech Wire

More news and information for entrepreneurs to use in building and growing businesses is available from TechWire as we continue to make additions to our.

Collaborative working is a key driver towards procurement success  Supply Chain Digital - The Procurement & Supply Chain Platform

When it comes to procurement; collaborative working should be happening much more regularly. Overall, public sector procurement is particularly buoyant; NHS ...

Oracle files new appeal over Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract RFP process  TechCrunch

You really have to give Oracle a lot of points for persistence, especially where the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract procurement process is concerned. For more ...

A disturbance in the Force: President Trump, DOD’s JEDI procurement, and the Old Post Office  Brookings Institution

President Trump's animus toward Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos appears to have led the Department of Defense (DoD) to delay its $10 billion cloud ...

DOJ Antitrust Division Targeting Government Contractors  Lexology

Government contractors take heed: the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “Division”) is prioritizing investigations of criminal antitrust…

Metro government is looking for proposals on golf courses  Louisville Business First

Metro Government is looking for the proposals as it's working to address budget constraints caused by its increasing state pension obligation and lack of new ...

Trump's Comments Highlight Confusion Over Huawei Ban - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Congress' ban on the purchase of Huawei telecommunications equipment by U.S. government agencies, passed in August 2018 (Government Procurement ...

Interior, DHS, GSA add drama, intrigue, tragedy and comedy to the federal procurement soap opera  Federal News Network

The Interior Department awards a $94 million contract to move its email to Microsoft O365, while DHS will release its solicitation for FirstSource III in…

COMMENTARY: Finding responsible ways to fund county government  Monitor

This is the third installment in a four-part series outlining the top priorities of Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. I appreciate the positive response to the ...

DemandStar simplifies finding government work for landscapers  Total Landscape Care

A majority of lawn care and landscaping companies start out focusing on residential work and as time goes on, they may branch into commercial work. However ...

ACT plans far-reaching electrification of vehicles and homes in drive to reduce emissions  The Guardian

Territory government says it will phase out natural gas and pursue electrification of buses and private cars.

Acquiring the right mindset: How GSA is changing government buying  Federal Times

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy and Federal Acquisition *Service* Commissioner Alan Thomas have a plan to make the acquisition puzzle pieces fit ...

Tech Data Introduces Contracts Exchange Program to Help Partners Better Serve the Public Sector  Yahoo Finance

Tech Data (TECD) today announced a new Contracts Exchange Program (CEP) that will help its public sector customers reduce the cost, resources, time ...

Trump's bid to bring G7 to his Doral resort would be illegal if he was anyone else  Quartz

If Donald Trump wasn't the US president, his push to hold the 2020 G7 summit at his Trump National Doral golf resort in Florida would be a federal crime.

Sandiganbayan denies ex-Baliuag mayor's bid to dismiss graft case over procurement of vehicles  GMA News

The Sandiganbayan has denied the appeal of former Baliuag Mayor Carolina Dellosa to dismiss a graft charge against her in connection with the procurement ...

Iridium Government Services Awarded Enhanced Mobile Satellite Airtime Contract  ClearanceJobs

ClearanceJobs is your best resource for news and information on security-cleared jobs and professionals. Learn more with our article, "Iridium Government ...

Ghana's head of public procurement suspended for 'selling contracts'  Africanews English

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana's Public Procurement Authority, PPA, has been suspended by the president in the wake of an investigative report alleging ...

Santa Clara bucked city rules with Singer public relations contracts  San José Spotlight

Two years after Santa Clara officials worked to fix a botched public affairs contract, a San José Spotlight investigation found city leaders repeated some of the ...

Is a Government Contract Your Next Win as a Small MSP Business?  XaaS Journal

The federal government has a goal of awarding almost a quarter of contracts to small businesses. Be prepared to take advantage of the next opportunity.

Sierra Nevada Corp. Pays $14.9M to Settle Fraud Allegations  Whistleblower News Review

Sierra Nevada Corporation has agreed to pay the U.S. $14.9 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by knowingly ...

IRS procurement shop sees RPA as key to handle growing year-end workload with shrinking workforce  Federal News Network

Faced with a growing workload at the end of each fiscal year and a shrinking procurement workforce, the IRS is looking at RPA tools to help with the heavy ...

Effective Last Month! – DoD's Implementation Of New FAR Prohibitions On Chinese Telecommunications Equipment And Services In Government Contracts - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

We recently wrote about the FAR Council's release of an interim rule implementing restrictions on procurements involving certain Chinese telecommunications ...

Canadian government quietly signs $2 billion defence contract with General Dynamics  Ottawa Citizen

A $2 billion dollar contract for new armoured vehicles was quietly signed with General Dynamics Land Systems earlier this month.The Liberal government ...

New procurement law a remarkable feat of legal re-engineering  Arab News

Earlier this month, the Saudi Council of Ministers issued a resolution approving the new Government Tendering and Procurement Law (GTPL). The government ...

A Lesson In Public Procurement In The Maritime Sector - Government, Public Sector - Malta  Mondaq News Alerts

On the application of Virtu Holdings Ltd ( Virtu), the Public Contracts Review Board (PCRB) last week annulled the decision of Gozo Channel Ltd (Gozo ...

Trade and customs in Japan  Lexology

A structured reference guide to trade and customs law and practice in Japan, including tariff and non-tariff barriers, sanctions regimes and export controls.

Key legal issues for project finance transactions in Myanmar  Lexology

This article highlights some of the key legal issues surrounding project finance transactions in Myanmar, including government approvals, financing registration ...

So Many Innovation Centers. So Hard to Find the One You Need  Defense One

It's still too hard for innovative tech companies and the agencies looking for them to find each other. I recently met a vice president from a hot artificial intelligence ...

The Report: What is the CCS edtech procurement framework?  Education Technology

The Crown Commercial *Service* (CCS) released its first edtech procurement framework in June, but what is it and how does it work? James Higgins reports.

Print Scotland names new president  printweek.com

Print Scotland has appointed JJR Print director Iain Robertson as its new president following his work to represent the interests of Scottish printers over ...

The Long Path to a New Student Loan Repayment System  Center For American Progress

Borrowers: A new way to repay your student loans is coming. Eventually. The downfalls of the current system have been well documented; it's complex and ...

Michael Wernick on turbulent times for Canada – and its Clerk  Global Government Forum

Michael Wernick, Canada's outgoing Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, tells Matt Ross how the civil *service* is responding to an ever faster, ...

Launch companies look to government customers for stability  SpaceNews

With the size and growth of commercial markets uncertain, launch companies are looking to government agencies to varying degrees for stability.

How startups can work with government  Techworld.com

The founders of Futr, Apolitical and govtech venture firm PUBLIC gave their tips for startups seeking public sector clients at the launch of the accelerator's new ...

Radiocoms secures place on government procurement framework  Land Mobile magazine

Radiocoms Systems Ltd has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial *Service* Network Services 2 framework agreement (RM3808), after partaking ...

FBI is investigating Harrisburg School District: sources  PennLive.com

Federal agents have questioned employees and former employees in recent weeks, starting with those from the business office, PennLive has learned.

OFAC Designates Individuals And Related Procurement Networks For Supporting Iran's Missile Programs - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

OFAC designated individuals and their procurement networks for supporting multiple Iranian military organizations. United States Government, Public Sector ...

Tech transfer key to US arms deal  台北時報

The US Department of State has approved an arms sale to Taiwan totaling about US$8 billion (NT$258 billion) and including 66 F-16 aircraft and 75 F110 ...

SA businesses get Ready To Tender with new online resource  The Advertiser

SA businesses will be more ready to tender for a share of the state governments annual 11 billion procurement spending, according to Industry Advocate Ian ...

Colin Cooke: No time to waste for Canada’s procurement of new icebreakers  Vancouver Sun

OPINION: We can no longer rely on an icebreaker fleet built in the 1960s and 1970s and as building ships takes time, there is no time to waste. Colin Cooke.

Turkey, Ukraine seek to jointly produce 'sensitive' defense technology  DefenseNews.com

ANKARA, Turkey — A seemingly lucrative defense architecture is flourishing on both shores of the Black Sea as neighbors Turkey and Ukraine vigorously ...

President Trump Issues Third Installment Of Buy American Initiative - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

President Trump continues to push forward with his Buy American, Hire American initiative with the issuance of his third Executive Order No. 13881 (the Order) ...

Trade and customs in Ukraine  Lexology

A structured reference guide to trade and customs law and practice in Ukraine, including tariff and non-tariff barriers, sanctions regimes and export controls.

Procurement Perspectives: Avoid perfection codes for municipal purchasing bylaws  Daily Commercial News

I have said before that some, but by no means all, municipal purchasing bylaws contain extensive sets of rules governing the manner in which the municipality is ...

Department of Defense Contracts for Sept. 16, 2019  HSToday

Hydroid Inc. is awarded a $52300236 modification to increase the ceiling for production support for the MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicle systems.

Lowballing construction contracts a 'massive problem'  Newsroom

Builders are setting up a new scheme to lessen the chances that companies close to collapse can win major contracts.

Procurement Perspectives: A flexible approach expands opportunities  Daily Commercial News

I have always said the RFP process allows a more flexible approach to procurement, which opens up the competition to a range of considerations beyond pure ...

Procurement Perspectives: Bid-rigging conspiracies take many forms  Daily Commercial News

Like every other type of cartel, a bid-rigging scheme is designed to cause financial injury to the public: to charge it higher prices than would be available under ...

Gold at $1,500 is a new price floor, Kinross CEO says  Reuters Africa

Gold prices look to have established a new floor at $1500 per ounce, Kinross Gold Corp's chief executive officer said on Monday, giving the Canadian miner ...

Ziyen Inc. CEO Alastair Caithness Interviews FinTech Expert Adam Blumberg to Discuss the Incalculable Potential of Blockchain as an Application for the Oil & Gas Industry  GlobeNewswire

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a podcast with Alastair Caithness, CEO of Ziyen Inc. an energy and technology company, and Adam ...

OFCCP Announces Proposed Rule On Religious Exemption For Federal Contractors - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ...

Make public procurement work for citizens and for business  CBI

Procurement, done well, can improve public services and infrastructure, boost innovation and drive prosperity. It ensures the services we all rely on – from refuse ...

10 things you need to know about RPA  Washington Technology

Robotic process automation, or RPA, has been in the news a lot lately. These include the potential to automate work as well as fears of putting people out of ...

Government looking at expanding scope of public procurement portal ‘GeM’  The Financial Express

The portal was launched in August 2016 for online purchases of goods and services by all the central government ministries and departments as well as states.

Project finance in Japan  Lexology

A structured guide to project finance in Japan, including project company structures, foreign investment and ownership restrictions, government approvals, ...

CDS scraps Gigaclear contracts over failure to meet deadlines  Government Computing Network

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has decided to scrap its previously awarded contracts to internet *service* provider Gigaclear for providing full-fibre ...

US military spent $17.2 million at Scottish airport near Trump resort  Quartz

The Department of Defense (DoD) has spent more than $17 million on fuel at Scotland's Glasgow Prestwick Airport since US president Donald Trump's election, ...

Is Kenyatta Finally Getting Serious About Tackling Corruption in Kenya?  World Politics Review

Henry Rotich, Kenya’s finance minister, was arrested on corruption charges in late July. The high-profile case is a potential sign of renewed seriousness ...

In High-Stakes Race for Offshore Wind Farms, Three New Bids  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Three offshore wind developers, including Vineyard Wind, have submitted bids to build the state's second offshore wind farm — even as the first one remains ...

The Public Perception Challenge Of Public Procurement  pymnts.com

Nitor discusses the biggest challenges of government procurement, both for buyers and potential suppliers, amid the pressure of public scrutiny.

Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting Set For September 18, 2019 - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

On Thursday, August 22, the Department of the Treasury will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee ...

Immunity from suit only applies to President – SC  The Manila Times

The Supreme Court has ruled that immunity from suit does not extend to the alter egos of the president.

Daily milk procurement of Karnataka Milk Federation more than doubles in a decade  The Hindu

The increase in procurement, sources in the KMF say, began after the State government announced a financial incentive of ₹2 a litre for farmers in September ...

Uganda: Why Kampala-Jinja Expressway Has Delayed  AllAfrica.com

For many motorists, the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway is a driver's paradise. It is breath-taking to meander across the swamp-fringed green landscape and the ...

OC Picks Lowest-Ranked Firm of 5 for Airport Food Spot  VoiceofOC

Two supervisors succeeded in overriding the results of a competitive bidding process for a lucrative food spot at John Wayne Airport.

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