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Labor to promote local jobs in government procurement contracts  The Australian Financial Review

Labor will require companies bidding on government contracts to demonstrate opportunities for local employees and work for Australian-based firms.

The Ultimate Guide to Subcontracting in Government Procurement  Spend Matters

Before you begin your search for subcontractors, review the applicable regulations and compliance requirements. And read the tips in this guide.

Amazon, Erstwhile Trump Target, Is Helping Design Government Procurement Portal  The Daily Beast

Jeff Bezos and Donald Trump may publicly criticize each other, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from doing big business with the federal government. Now it has ...

Tens of millions paid out due to bungled Canadian Forces procurement, but government says details are secret  Ottawa Citizen

The case dates back to 2016 when the Canadian International Trade Tribunal ruled that the process which awarded a truck contact to Mack Defense of the U.S. ...

Procurement: New national modern slavery laws and legal challenge for government tenders  Lexology

Two significant developments in procurement in 2018 will have huge impacts for the procurement space this year. Last year, we saw the enactment of…

What’s New in Civic Tech: California Procurement Move Lauded  Government Technology

One of the first things new California Gov. Gavin Newsom did upon taking office was sign an executive order aimed at facilitating more efficient modern tech ...

9 Ways State and Local Government Can Rethink IT Acquisition  StateTech Magazine

State and local government IT modernization projects continue to receive significant exposure and attention, both from legislators and the media.

Procurement Perspectives: New municipal councils create opportunity for change  Daily Commercial News

As we begin a new year with new municipal councils, the government has the perfect opportunity to make changes to the procurement process that have been ...

Procurement Perspectives: Government agencies need concise information for RFPs  Daily Commercial News

One of the complaints I hear from contractors is that some of the larger RFPs that the government issues do not contain concise information to bid properly.

Government Procurement Contracts for Small Business  Stabroek News

Before proceeding with today's article, three recent events that took place are worthy of commentary. Last Friday witnessed the debate in the National Assembly ...

Liberia: Former Procurement Chief Asks Government to Restitute ‘Unlawful’ Salary Deductions  Front Page Africa

MONROVIA – The former Executive Director of the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC), Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, has described the arbitrary ...

Readily available multiple award schedule program  Federal News Network

The Coalition for Government Procurement highlights provisions in the Multiple Award Schedules program for federal customers that provide a readily available, ...

DOTr asserts legality of procurement in transpo projects  ptvnews.ph

By Aerol John Pateña /PNA. MANILA — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Sunday said seeking the assistance of the procurement *service* of the ...

Amazon advised US government on a portal that could make it billions  Engadget

A key Amazon executive and former Obama administration official privately advised the US government on a procurement portal that could be worth billions to ...

Procurement Perspectives: Bill 66 benefits of open tendering fact or fiction?  Daily Commercial News

I received an extraordinary amount of feedback on my Dec. 18 column related the proposed Bill 66. As a result, I have decided to follow it up with some ...

Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel  WNYC

The Inspector General for the General Services Administration said agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed ...

Why public procurement law should be revised – DG Budget Office  Premium Times

The public procurement law in its current design can hinder economic growth and kill local businesses if its provisions are not urgently revised and amended, ...

Emails Shed Light on Amazon’s Cozy Relationship With the U.S. Government  New York Magazine

An Amazon executive advised the federal government on a lucrative online marketplace before the passage of a law that created it.

Procurement regime to remain unchanged in no-deal Brexit, UK government confirms  Out-Law.com

Public procurement regulations in the UK will remain largely unchanged if the UK leaves the EU without any political or trade deal on 29 March, but suppliers will ...

Government Suppliers To See A Few Changes Post-Brexit  pymnts.com

In a historic defeat, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May saw a dramatic rejection of her Brexit deal on Tuesday (Jan. 15), adding renewed uncertainty as to how the ...

California to revise tech procurement for wildfire response  StateScoop

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will solicit bids for firefighting technology using a process that gives vendors broad authority to define the solutions.

New CA Governor Creates Iterative Approach to Technology  Government Technology

One of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's first acts after inauguration was to sign an executive order creating a new path for state agencies to buy technology, ...

Government shutdown wreaks havoc on contractors  SecurityInfoWatch

Smaller security integration and guard *service* businesses may not be able to recover from the financial hardship.

DBM procurement body bidding P198.8-billion contracts 'legal'  Rappler

Procurement for non-common use items of various government agencies can be done by the Procurement *Service*, says the Government Procurement Policy ...

Matt Koehl, Gary Campbell Write Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act Materials For Federal Government Contractors - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Matt Koehl and Gary Campbell have worked with Practical Law to develop a series of helpful materials for federal ...

Section 809 panel’s final report prescribes ‘revolutionary’ changes to DoD buying  Federal News Network

Section 809 panel delivers 2000 pages of proposed fixes to DoD acquisition, including a sweeping overhaul of how the Pentagon buys commercially-available ...

Partial shutdown could cost the government $52M a day  Federal News Network

It looks as if the partial government shutdown will last well past Dec. 26, the next day most federal employees and contractors are expected to return to work.

IBAC charges government official over alleged procurement theft and deception  The Mandarin

Victoria's anti-corruption body, IBAC, has revealed an investigation, known as Operation Topi, into allegations that improper procurement practices at Frankston ...

Should Vendors Submit Contract Bids During a Government Shutdown?  Nextgov

Federal contractors large and small should be prepared for a long government shutdown. But what about the contracting opportunities currently in play?

Law school offers new fellowship to expand online courses  GW Hatchet

The law school debuted a new fellowship this month focusing on the law behind government contracts.

Public consultation on procurement law concluded  Macau Daily Times

The public consultation on the public procurement law, held for 60 days from November 6 to January 4, has concluded, having gathered around 1,000 opinions, ...

Idaho's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Announces Eastern Idaho Business Consultant  Business Wire

BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Idaho's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) https://idahoptac.org, announced today that Bamidele Omotowa ...

DOD Rule Defines When LPTA May be Used  WashingtonExec

Contractors can breathe a little easier now that the Defense Department will only be resorting to lowest price, technically acceptable procurements under.

Government urged to review procurement law  BusinessGhana

The Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association has called on the government to review the procurement law and make...

Russia's Federal Protective Service wants to hide its procurement deals from prying eyes  Meduza

Russia's Federal Protective *Service* (FSO) has drafted legislation that would grant it secrecy privileges awarded to the Defense Ministry and Federal Security ...

New House leaders lay out priorities, would nix Holman Rule  Federal News Network

In today's Federal Newscast, incoming House leadership unveiled its new rules package without the rule which lets Congress reduce the number of employees ...

A multibillion-dollar Pentagon cloud program that’s not JEDI moves closer to reality  Washington Business Journal

Another multibillion-dollar commercial cloud push coming out of the Pentagon will take another step forward at the end of the month, when a draft request for ...

Government launches 'Womaniya' initiative for women entrepreneurs  Tehelka

Government e Marketplace has launched “Womaniya on GeM”, an initiative to allow women entrepreneurs and women self-help groups to sell handicrafts and ...

Port board deputy chairing procurement committee  Cayman News Service

(CNS): The current deputy of the port authority board, Arek Joseph, has been appointed as the chair of the new Public Procurement Committee, set to replace ...

Why hasn’t technology improved government effectiveness?  Brookings Institution

Despite the rapid decrease in technology costs over the past two decades, government effectiveness has hardly changed.

Oracle's in-house lawyer denied access to Uncle Sam's procurement docs in JEDI legal battle  The Register

Oracle's in-house counsel has been denied access to sealed information in its legal battle over the Pentagon's $10bn cloud contract after a judge sided with ...

California Gov. Proposes New Office of Digital Innovation  Government Technology

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new Office of Digital Innovation and innovation academy in the state's proposed 2019-20 budget. He's calling for significant ...

No-deal Brexit ferries: who gets funds and how was contract awarded?  The Guardian

One of the companies awarded a contract has never run a cross-Channel *service*.

Federal Government Shutdown Impacting Wisconsin Businesses  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Some Wisconsin businesses and entrepreneurs are feeling the effects of the partial federal government shutdown.

Cuomo's 2019 Agenda of Election, Campaign Finance and Government Ethics Reforms  Gotham Gazette

(Photo via the Governor's office). Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a broad agenda of progressive legislation in his State of the State speech on Tuesday, ...

Chinese police must guard against 'color revolutions', says top official  Reuters

China's police must focus on withstanding "color revolutions", or popular uprisings, and treat the defense of China's political system as central to their work, the ...

Government seeks tenders for five capital projects  Turks and Caicos Weekly News

THERE are currently five active tender notices for capital projects which are open to businesses to apply for. All tenders should be sent to the Government by ...

Representative John Curtis Sponsors 12 Bills  KPCW

KPCW's third and final report on District 3 Representative John Curtis highlights legislation he has sponsored in his first year in Washington. Wasatch.

Reform On The Agenda: Recent Political Law Developments In Washington, DC, Boston And New York - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

H.R. 1, the first bill introduced by the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, focuses largely on reforms to the political process ... United States ...

Government to give preference to domestically produced drugs for public procurement  Business Today

The Department of Pharmaceuticals said for formulations that are not manufactured in India, the minimum local *content* shall be 10 per cent in 2018-19.

Centre approves large-scale procurement of pulses  The Hindu

The Centre has given its nod for the procurement of green gram (moong dal) and black gram (urad dal) from the State in a big way. In a communication to the ...

PM: Procurement of fast ferries, patrol vessels 'untainted'  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

The process used in the procurement of two fast ferries and two patrol vessels from Australian shipbuilders Austal and INCAT can withstand any level of scrutiny.

2018 FCPA Enforcement Actions And Highlights - Government, Public Sector - Turkey  Mondaq News Alerts

In April 2018, the DOJ closed its investigation with regard to the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited Turkey Government, Public Sector ELIG Gürkaynak ...

Breaking up is hard to do: English proceedings offer Commonwealth agencies insights into procurement difficulties when working with consortia - Government, Public Sector - Australia  Mondaq News Alerts

Situations similar to the Surrey Downs relationship breakdown can, and do, arise in the Commonwealth procurement context. Australia Government, Public ...

Letter: Rowley's PNM definition of treason... any citizen who questions his government's procurement practices!  Caribbean News Now

Dear Sir: Is the Keith Rowley-led PNM administration saying to any citizen that to question its procurement practices, to question any evidence of corruption ...

Artist sought to paint Speaker of the House  3FM

The government is seeking an Island artist to create an oil painting of the Speaker of the House of Keys.

Bengal Government releases Rs.1600 cr for Paddy Procurement  Krishi Jagran

Mamta Banerjee's government in Bengal has released Rs.1600 cr for paddy procurement for the farmers, raising the total amount allocated to the purpose to ...

Australian firm cleared to pursue paper deal with PCSO  manilastandard.net

The Court of Appeals has denied the petition of Philippine Gaming Management Corp. seeking to overturn its decision that affirmed the right of an Australian firm ...

Periscope Holdings Named a Top 100 GovTech Firm for Fourth Consecutive Year  GlobeNewswire

Periscope Holdings recognized for four years straight as one of the top 100 technology companies transforming U.S. government.

Home Office details progress as central government's 'pathfinder' to Oracle Cloud  Diginomica

Nick McGrath, the programme director for the Oracle pathfinder at the Home Office, explains how the Department wants to move from waterfall to an agile future ...

SC/ST entrepreneurs urged to grab opportunity under NSSH scheme  The Sentinel Assam

DHUBRI: The 2nd Vendor Development Programme under the National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub (NSSH) Scheme was held.

AWS to host UK government's Crown Marketplace  DatacenterDynamics

Amazon Web Services has been chosen as the cloud provider of a portal for the UK government which will enable government departments and local councils ...

Sr. Government Services Account Manager (Sacramento SLED)  Techwire.net

Overview. TEKsystems' ® unmatched success in the IT Services marketplace is driven by one thing – our employees. Consistently recognized as a top ...

What Countries and Companies Can Do When Trade and Cybersecurity Overlap  Harvard Business Review

Cybersecurity as a key issue for trade policy is a relatively new development. In the last few years there have been a number of news reports about various ...

Five States to Watch in 2019  Commercial Property Executive

Across the country, energy-related laws, programs and regulations pose new challenges for commercial and multifamily property operators.

Environment, labour concerns delaying China-backed free trade pact: Thai diplomat  FRANCE 24

Singapore (AFP). China-backed efforts to create the world's biggest free trade area are being held up by a push to include protection for workers and the ...

US spies want to know how to identify compromised AI  Quartz

The US government's research arm for intelligence organizations, IARPA, is looking for ideas on how to detect “Trojan” attacks on artificial intelligence, ...

Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.  Florida Politics

Erin Rock, a veteran of three Governors' administrations and the Florida House, is joining top lobbying firm Southern Strategy Group. The former Department of ...

Malacañang orders guv to answer complaints  thedailyguardian.net

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Malacañang ordered Capiz Gov. Antonio del Rosario to answer two administrative complaints filed against him for alleged graft and ...

Construction Contract Reform: Ten guidelines the government could adopt  Lexology

As 2018 draws to a close another high profile contractor has failed with Corbel Construction going into liquidation on 3 December 2018…

Andrew Scheer takes questions from public at Toronto town hall  CBC.ca

Before Parliament returns from its winter break a week from Monday, Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been criss-crossing the country meeting ...

AWS secures cloud hosting role in UK government Crown Marketplace programme  ComputerWeekly.com

Amazon Web Services' cloud platform to play key role in how public sector organisations procure common goods and services.

US, China leave next steps for trade talks unclear  Washington Post

BEIJING — The United States and China gave no indication of their next step after wrapping up talks aimed at resolving a tariff fight that threatens to chill global ...

Despite vows to spend more with smaller firms, UK.gov sure does seem to love legacy lock-in  The Register

UK government spending risks slipping back into the bad old days of legacy lock-in, MPs have been warned. As part of its inquiry into digital government, the ...

Sheila Warren Of World Economic Forum: Solving Corruption Problems In Colombia Using Blockchain  Above the Law

I recently visited Colombia to work with Sheila Warren, a former Biglaw attorney and general counsel who now leads blockchain and distributed ledger ...

China Rolls Out New Draft Foreign Investment Law  Lexology

China has accelerated its foreign investment legislative process, in part as a goodwill gesture before resuming face-to-face trade talks with its U.S…

Government approves setting up of three new naval air squadrons  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government has approved setting up of three new naval air squadrons in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as part of efforts to bolster the Indian Navy's ...

Gov't posted P10.7B procurement savings in 2018 — Diokno  GMA News

The government recorded P10.7 billion worth of procurement savings last year on the back of procurement reforms such as the upgrade of the Philippine ...

Who gets to sit on the new union access code advisory council?  The Canberra Times

Small construction businesses will not have an industry voice on the advisory council that will oversee the introduction of the ACT's new union access code, ...

Aquino crony deal for passport printing: The most brazen case of corruption ever  The Manila Times

AFTER poring over the Commission on Audit's detailed reports from 2015 to 2017 on the passport-printing contract given without any public bidding to a.

Is the US right to cry foul about forced technology transfer in China?  South China Morning Post

Foreign companies' concerns about having to share their tech secrets are among the matters being discussed in ongoing US-China trade talks.

5 ‘bold’ recommendations to improve DoD acquisition  Federal News Network

Federal News Network details five of the Section 809 panel's third and final set of recommendations that readers should pay close attention to over the next year.

Former D.A. employee sentenced for stealing nearly $500K of government funds  SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—A former employee at the Richmond County District Attorney's office who admitted to embezzling nearly half a million dollars of public ...

The IRS Wants to Investigate Tax Dodgers via Social Media  Gizmodo

The Internal Revenue *Service* (IRS) is looking to get its hands on a product that will help its agents investigate tax dodgers who've set up shop on social media, ...

‘Tenderpreneurs’ pray to God and government in 2019  New Era Live

WINDHOEK – With no end in sight for the current economic downturn, many small businesses, especially those surviving on government procurement contracts, ...

Gehlot writes to PM Modi, urges to waive off farm loans across the country  Hindustan Times

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over farm loan waiver across the country and increasing the purchase target of ...

Fairer go for local workers, vows ALP  The Australian

Bill Shorten has fired a pre-election shot at multinationals by vowing to force more infrastructure projects into the hands of Australian companies and workers, ...

SAIC and Engility Announce Approval of Merger by Stockholders of Both Companies  Business Wire

Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) (“SAIC”) and Engility Holdings, Inc (NYSE: EGL) (“Engility”) today announced that stockhol.

Trends in government procurement  Federal News Network

Tom Sisti, vice president and chief legislative counsel at SAP discusses the state of commercial item contracting, category management, and the latest in cyber ...

Philippines plans to digitise government procurement function  Public Finance International

The Philippine government is overhauling its procurement system as part of wide-ranging plans to digitise financial management systems and improve ...

The US Should Ban Spying China From Selling Us Commuter Trains – Especially In DC  The Heartland Institute

This Donald Trump-Russia Collusion nonsense – is nonsense for about nine million different reasons. This Donald Trump-Russia Collusion nonsense – is ...

China plans new IP law in bid to tackle key Trump trade issue  CNN

Beijing is promising new measures to protect foreign companies operating in China, its latest apparent move to mollify US President Donald Trump.

How online marketplaces can solve for compliance and transparency issues in government procurement  FedScoop

Recent legislation has transformed the conversation around the power of online marketplaces to drive greater value for federal government buyers and ...

Concern over graft as State centralises IT procurement  Daily Nation

A peculiar decision by the government to centralise procurement for all Information Communication Technology supplies for all ministries and parastatals, ...

First-of-its-kind joint cryptocurrency launched in Abu Dhabi  gulfnews.com

It relies on the use of distributed database between central banks and participating bank.

Bulgaria announces F-16V Block 70 procurement to replace ageing MiG-29s  defence-blog.com

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a plan to procure eight F-16V Block 70 fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed ...

Japan said to plan to bar Huawei, ZTE from government procurement contracts  CNBC

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, a person with direct knowledge and a person briefed on ...

Indian Farmers in Revolt | by Shashi Tharoor  Project Syndicate

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure, the costs of agricultural inputs, and therefore of cultivation, have risen alarmingly, while prices for agricultural ...

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws  thejournal.ie

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 2:42 PM. GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, PUBLIC bodies and schools are set to crack down on single-use plastics, with a number of ...

​New Zealand to launch digital marketplace for government procurement  ZDNet

The New Zealand government will next month launch an online procurement marketplace, attempting to give the smaller players access to more jobs and ...

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