procurement

Italy is latest to promote open source software in public procurements

In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the...Read more

Hacking government procurement with a new RFP

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If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining...Read more

Should your government consider a "request for partnership" to prevent duplication and save tax-payer dollars in IT?

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If you’re familiar with any type of government procurement process, it usually involves an RFP—a request for proposal. But today, with declining revenues and limited resources, the approach to partnerships and getting work done may change within government in the near future. I forsee a shift from the traditional RFP process to a request for partnership .Read more

FOSS satisfies government regulations

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Talend, a licensor of open source enterprise software, has recently received a ruling from the U.S. Customs Service corroborating that its software...Read more

The next generation of open source software procurement models

The next generation of open source software procurement models
Swedish Framework Agreement Overcomes FUD, Inertia, Risks and Other Barriers One year ago, the new Swedish framework agreement for the procurement of...Read more

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider
Open Data is fast becoming a ‘hot topic’ in government. I’m proud to see my colleagues & fellow open gov supporters helping governments around...Read more

OpenForum Europe finds trademark references in IT procurements widespread, break rules

OpenForum Europe finds increase in IT procurement trademarks references
Report: 'Contracting authorities must take exit costs into account' Public administrations that are procuring IT services and software must add to...Read more

Leveling the playing field for procurement of open source solutions

Leveling the playing field for procurement of open source solutions
The software market has changed. Government entities and the corporate market are now embracing open source software like never before, primarily for...Read more