The Professional Services Council (PSC) and California Technology Council (CTC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a common agenda for entrepreneurship and innovation in government procurement of technology and services.
"Our members share an interest with CTC's members in the continued evolution of the government marketplace," said Stan Soloway, President & CEO of PSC. "Especially as increasingly disruptive technologies become more readily available for procurement, it is essential that the government have policies and processes in place that incentivize innovation and enable the broadest possible array of business relationships and models."
Under the agreement, CTC and PSC will jointly develop content, participate in the meetings and events of one another, and collaborate on advocacy at the Federal level through PSC, and in California through CTC.
"Innovators in California want to see a government marketplace more accessible to emerging growth companies," offered Matt Gardner, CEO of CTC. "Companies and their investors alike view the system as a challenge. Disruptive entrepreneurs are ready, willing, and able to contribute to the marketplace. They often need allies and partners to make the most of their potential. This is one of many aspects of our relationship with PSC that makes this collaboration ideal for our members."
CTC and PSC will jointly present a seminar in November in Silicon Valley on the state of the market for government procurement of disruptive technologies.