WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Spend Forum, in collaboration with Spend Matters, is pleased to announce the release of the Public Procurement Technology Landscape Report – the first in a series of reports and initiatives that provide in-depth market intelligence and insight into the public procurement landscape.
This report follows Public Spend Forum's successful Public Procurement Technology Symposium that brought together government leaders, global institutions, and innovative companies to learn how eProcurement is transforming public procurement and creating open government markets. This event brought together over 150 local, state, federal, and international government agencies.
"Governments spend nearly $10 trillion across the world to find partners and companies that can work with government to ensure that their citizens are served. To find the right partners, who get us the right value, we need open government markets," said Raj Sharma, CEO of Public Spend Forum. "Our goal at Public Spend Forum is to create these open government markets where government has the knowledge and information to find the best capability, the suppliers, to implement these best practices. In doing so, we can create open government markets and improve the way we spend public resources."
Among the case studies highlighted in the report and featured at the symposium is Virginia's eProcurement Program run by Shane Caudill, Director of the E-Procurement Bureau at the Commonwealth of Virginia. At the symposium, Caudill spoke about how Virginia's eProcurement Program – Virginia's online, electronic procurement system – has been utilized by state agency and local government buyers to announce bidding opportunities, receive quotes, and place orders for goods and services.
"By utilizing EVA's eProcurement Program, state agency and local government buyers have been able to save an estimated $30 million on items and services purchased due to organizational improvements and lower cost sourcing tools," said Caudill.
EVA eProcurement Program and several other procurement technology case studies are featured in the Public Spend Forum Procurement Technology Market Intelligence Report which can be downloaded online.
The report is part of Public Spend Forum's Procurement Resource Kit that aims to help agencies utilize procurement technology to accelerate process and reduce wasteful government spending. These resources include webinars, a Procurement Technology benchmarking survey, and a supplier discovery database that allows users to quickly search for and compare key capabilities, differentiators, products and services, and public sector market penetration trends across 250 + providers.
Public Spend Forum's reports and content are designed to help government agencies navigate the procurement landscape and help them accelerate their procurement process and cut costs.
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