Press | October 1, 2013

Censeo Consulting Group and Spend Matters Join Forces to Launch Online Procurement Community

Public Spend Forum To Become the Premier Destination for Policy Makers, Procurement Professionals and Suppliers

Washington, D.C., October 1, 2013 – Censeo Consulting Group, a leader in operations and supply chain consulting, announced today that it has joined forces with Spend Matters, the world’s premier blog and social media site in the procurement and supply chain sector, to create Public Spend Forum, a new online community focused on providing policymakers, procurement professionals and vendors with a dynamic and thoughtful forum for discussion and debate, becoming the premiere global destination for public procurement.

The new online community will offer insights and updates on public procurement challenges and best practices from experts from around the world. By combining Censeo’s leading insights on effective public spending with Spend Matters’ expertise in fostering a global content community, Public Spend Forum promises to deliver thought-provoking and insightful content that can shape public policy while driving practical operational changes that can lead to effective and efficient procurement spending

“The goal in launching Public Spend Forum is to drive change and stop the hemorrhaging of taxpayer dollars, while ensuring that the procurement system is creating real value for citizens,” said Raj Sharma, CEO of Censeo Consulting Group.

Public Spend Forum will offer opportunities for its audience to engage with procurement experts and gain access to valuable content, which provide guidance on best practices from public and private sectors.

“Right now, there’s no one out there covering public procurement the way we are,” says Jason Busch, Group Managing Director of Spend Matters. “We want to change the discussion around public sector procurement from a post-mortem on what went wrong, to what can go right, highlighting what’s working now, what could work and even taking risks in declaring what might work.”

About Censeo Consulting Group

Censeo Consulting Group helps its clients achieve rapid and long-lasting results – by driving operational efficiencies and improving program and supply chain performance. For more information, visit Censeo at www.censeoconsulting.com.

About Spend Matters

Azul Partners, the parent company of Spend Matters (US), was founded in January 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago. The blog Spend Matters launched in November 2004, making it the first blog and social media site in the procurement and supply chain sector. For more information, please visit spendmatters.com.


To join the conversation on Public Spend Forum, please visit www.publicspendforum.org or follow us on Twitter at @PSpendForum

For media inquires, please contact Courtney Boyce, cboyce@censeoconsulting.com