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MACs, MAS, and GWACs: Demystifying and Simplifying Interagency Acquisitions

16 Apr 2019
Understanding how interagency acquisition works can help your agency leverage the full buying power of the federal government to meet your contracting goals Government contracting professionals have a variety of instruments to use when awarding contracts to fulfill the needs of their agencies. Most...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

12 Apr 2019
AWS and Microsoft left to compete for $10B JEDI contract, CBP decided to end its $297 million contract with Accenture, and HHS will launch an IT workforce acquisition pilot with USDS. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April 12, 2019. Amazon, Microsoft Emerge as Final...

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Applications in Government

8 Apr 2019
Government contractors have a new means to provide their services The way forward for most occupations and services is through increased automation and digitization. Jobs are increasingly relying on computers and other digital technology to increase productivity and decrease costs. This is seen...

Public Spend Forum’s Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

5 Apr 2019
GSA’s IT Schedule 70 opens SINs for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services, FBI delays $5B Justice IT services recompete, and GSA’s innovation investment arm plans to award a single-vendor BPA for agile development services. All this and more in Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for April...

How to Calculate FTE Work Hours in a Year

4 Apr 2019
Some tips for how to use time in a person year for contracts Not all government contracting work is able to be initially measured by the number of products a company will supply — for those offering services to the government, it becomes a bit more sticky. Because the contract must be drawn up...

Discussions

Hello Public Spend Forum community

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. Please to be here at...

Innovation

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? ——————————...

thoughts on Dr. Kelman’s recent article – soft touch airbnb suggestion

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 measures trust....

Value based requirements

It’s often pointed out that Public Procurement is bound by law to source for best value. But, of course, value is not all that well defined. Value is the new way of saying TCO – total cost of ownership and usually stresses risk mitigation, innovation and proper “fit” formerly known as...

Perks of using truck graphics as messages on vehicles!

The increasing interest in vehicle wraps marketing and advertising, including the positive mass reaction to the truck graphics, has paved way for the vehicle wraps industry to mature greatly. The process that once started with stickers and decals on motorcycles and cars have now evolved to...