The public sector too often thinks of modernization as a series of one-and-done initiatives. But an organization’s self-improvement should be ongoing That means pivoting away from capital expenditures and putting modernization funding into an agency’s annual operating budget.
While the technology that agencies buy has changed considerably in recent years, the process of buying it, not so much. So just as government IT faces modernization, the procurement of government IT needs to modernize, too.
The federal government has long encouraged use of small businesses and is making a greater effort to incorporate racial equity in that endeavor. But there can be challenges when small businesses team up with large firms to deliver on a contract. Here are tips to make the partnerships work better.
It’s become increasingly important to offer government contract opportunities to small and disadvantaged businesses. Here are three steps agencies can take to attract innovative and capable small firms.
Maintaining a tight grip on procurement has been a long-standing challenge for governments of all sizes – but there are best practices to help ease the burden.
Here are insights from three government organizations navigating the challenges of procurement and project management.
Greater procurement efficiencies and paths to achieving small and social-economic business goals can be found with category management. Here’s how.
Many states have conducted disparity studies to discover if inequities exist in public procurement that adversely affect women’s business or minority business enterprises. Unsurprisingly, they do.
Learn how to manage large portfolios or programs so all vendors are aligned to mission delivery, transparency is encouraged, and the adoption of a “badgeless culture” can be baked into contracts.
Here are three ways your agency can factor diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) into its procurements and fulfill its social responsibilities.