Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a global public procurement community and market information platform dedicated to improving public procurement everywhere. GovShop is their free global government market research tool for finding and connecting with suppliers. To learn more about Raj Sharma, Founder of PSF and GovShop, click here: Towards a More Open and Accessible Public Sector Marketplace – for Suppliers and Buyers.
And take a look at this LinkedIn post from Raj to get a sense of why he cares so much about open government markets.
The last of the week of PSF:
Build a high-quality pipeline through early leads – Masterclasses
On Wednesday, September 28, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, for our US readers, GovShop is hosting a free MasterClass on the best way to stand out and generate leads early in the government market. Founder Raj Sharma will explore:
- Examples of how he won a government contract within a week of posting content
- Five proven and easy-to-implement content strategies
- How content can be used at different points in the sales cycle
- Types of content and when to use them
- Simple strategies for posting content that generates leads and helps you stand out
Learn more about what this MasterClass will cover and register for you and your team here, for free.
7 solutions for effective remote team meetings
Keeping workers motivated in virtual environments is a challenge for companies of all sizes, as well as for government agencies. There are proven ways to approach employee engagement, including cutting edge tools specifically designed to address motivation. This article is written by Tracey Foulkes, CPO and co-founder of WNDYR, a team of remote consultants specializing in optimizing individuals and teams during times of work transformation. The ability to move from internal teams to virtual teams is more crucial than ever.
WNDYR is part of the Public Expenditure Forum’s GovMarket growth program, as well as the Public Expenditure Forum and the Shatter Fund‘s Women-Led Technology Accelerator Cohort.
Read the article here.
Showcase of technological innovation
The GovShop Tech Pitch Showcase features 4 powerful entrepreneurs who quickly showcase their innovative technology products to government agencies in just 5 minutes.
Any government official interested in lowering barriers to entry for emerging suppliers and who wants to hear about innovative solutions for their department’s projects will benefit from this short and focused session. Likewise, any business / vendor / vendor who wants to learn from their peers about what makes a killer tech pitch on GovMarket, will find that 25 minutes is very well spent.
The Tech Pitch Showcase is a free platform for emerging and diverse businesses to help them stand out on the GovMarket. Learn more and apply to present a pitch, here.
Register to join the next showcase on Thu Sep 30 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT.
And in other news …
Carbon dioxide price set to quintuple as UK government pays millions to restart production
United Kingdom: Launch of Teesside Tenders to make local contracts accessible to local businesses
UK: National Highways announces part of multibillion pound road renewal program
EU signs joint purchase agreement for US Eli Lilly Covid-19 treatment
New strategy highlights role of public sector in boosting AI in UK
EU revenue and expenditure fraud and irregularities fell by 20% last year
Innovation and engagement can shape the future of inclusive value chains
Crown Commercial Service unveils £ 4bn digital transformation framework
GSA plans a one-stop cloud marketplace
‘Significant gaps’ in contract data for Nightingale hospitals
Long-term vision of the European Commission for rural areas in the EU
French budget watchdog sees lower deficit than government expected
Amazon pledges 20 million euros for nature-based climate solutions in Europe
Worldwide: Electronic Signature Guide: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Interesting and useful material:
The GovShop Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) – is a one-stop-shop with everything a small business would need to know to navigate government procurement markets in the United States and beyond.
The 7 principles for the growth of the government market can be downloaded for free.
Meet Jack for a Free Demo of GovShop
If you are interested in meeting Jack from the GovShop Customer Success Team, you can book a free consultation and demo to learn how to optimize your profile and get the most out of GovShop, the free buyer matching and screening database. / government suppliers. Whether it’s claiming your supplier profile and optimizing your keywords, standing out in a crowded marketplace and building your sales pipeline, email Jack to help.
Contact the Public Expenditure Forum
Contact [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about government procurement, the effects of the pandemic, where to find suppliers for a specific category, or any other hot issue you are having.
PSF would also love to hear from you if you have a success story within your organization that you would like to share. If you would like to share your views or perspective on a public procurement issue, please see the guest authors’ guidelines here.