This article summarizes key discussion points from a round-table hosted by the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Professor Steve Kelman (Professor, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Senior Advisor to Public Spend Forum) on post-award contract management, in collaboration with the National Academy of Public Administration’s Panel on Executive Organization and Management.
The article makes the point:
“Most efforts to improve the procurement system during the last 20 years have focused on the process by which agencies work to develop requirements and acquisition approaches (known in contracting terms as “acquisition planning”), and to choose a winning contractor (known as “source selection”).
In contrast, the third stage — post-award contract management — has received relatively little attention, low visibility, and often insufficient resources from government and industry alike.”
The article summarizes the roundtable key discussion points highlighting challenges to successful contract management and recommendations to address these challenges
Full Article: IBM Center for the Business of Government