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Your Guide to Finding the Top Government Contractors for your Procurement Requirements Market research is an essential chore for contracting professionals looking for top government contractors who offer the best value for their customer and agency missions. Simple in concept ...
We’re halfway through the government’s fourth quarter, and experienced contractors know what that means–lots of awards on the horizon. According to a   fascinating new analysis from   USASpending.gov , the fourth quarter spike in contract awards is quite real, and quite ...
A Look at my Five Favorite Procurement Technology Contractors From the NCMA World Congress 2018 Exhibition Floor Public Spend Forum recently completed an awesome week in Cleveland at the National Contract Management Association’s World Congress 2018. We were there to ...
Happy Friday, everybody! It’s that time of year: federal contractors are rushing to submit bids, with the hope of awards before the end of the fiscal year. So we hope that you’re all gearing up for a relaxing weekend. Let’s get the weekend started off right with the   SmallGovCon ...
Despite a longstanding and very common misconception, the VA’s SDVOSB verification requirement doesn’t apply to non-VA SDVOSB contracts. As the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals recently reiterated, it was “simply not correct” to believe that a company was required to be verified ...
  • Hello to everyone, Today had managed to find time to fill my profile and I am happy that I was accepted in this highly valued community. Just wanted to say hello. I think it`s a great platform to share knowledge and learn from various procurement professionals across the globe. ...

  • Joe, you have an inspiring attitude about the way a procurement organization should try to "count it" and "just do the math" in order to bring TCO value into the procurement decision. You believe that TCO, in all of its flavors, can be invested with enough substance to stand ...

  • I wrote this comment after reading Dr. Kelman's article - "Kudos - superb article.  Light touch advantages over harsh bureaucracy.  Applies equally to both public and private sector.  At the heart of Dr. Kelman's observation is actionable 360-degree feedback that essentially ...

  • ​Fantastic article and summary of the issues on cost reductions and tenure of a CPO. In my experience in a variety of industries as a corporate procurement" plumber"( always brought in to clean up), I saw that issues you mentioned . There was a real lack of understanding by ...

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    ​I am looking for examples of public procurement models for tendering and cost reductions which have cost reductions and cost driver built into the RFQ process. Is anyone doing this and looking to use more private sector approaches to control costs and cost increases? ------------------------------ ...

  • Well written thoughts. However, TCO has the mythical ability to adjust itself to suit the management speak. Many a times, TCO is never made transparent, because it is difficult to do so in the first place (as rightly pointed out by the myriad data that exists) but because there ...