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This article was originally published in Washington Technology on June 28, 2010, and written by Matthew Weigelt. For a long time, Kim Nguyen has felt a growing pressure in the federal information technology marketplace, and there’s been no let-up. Pragmatics Inc., …
This story by Matthew Weigelt originally ran in Washington Technology, on September 8, 2011. A new industry group is attempting to warn growing small businesses of the cliff they’re approaching as they graduate from federal contract set-aside programs. Mid-Tier Advocacy (MTA) is …
Too often, procurement and IT don’t see eye-to-eye. There are a number of reasons for the schism, but a lot of it just has to do with communication. That’s why it’s good to see that a meeting organized by the …
Over the holiday period, figures released by the UK Labour Party Member of Parliament Roger Godsiff showed the scale of corruption investigations in the UK’s Ministry of Defence. He uncovered the figures through a series of written parliamentary questions. In …
Acquisition professionals and contract officers are besieged by a variety of different sourcing solutions designed to help them reduce their purchased cost of materials and services. For example, the FedBid reverse auction tool was widely recommended as a competitive tool available …
We’ve written a lot recently about the effectiveness of challenges and prizes in public procurement, particularly in bringing in potential suppliers who exist far outside the orbit of the standard marketplace. The U.S. Agency for International Development, for instance, has used …
Understanding markets and supplier capabilities is critical to engaging a market, developing a purchasing strategy and meeting your organizational needs. Given how time intensive and time-consuming market intelligence can be, we have tried to make the job a little easier.
I had the great fortune to speak with several leaders in government and industry about a novel approach to improving communication: the reverse industry day. At a time when seemingly everyone agrees that collaboration between government and industry leaves a …
The most outstanding innovative procurement activities were showcased last week at the Procura+ Awards in Sweden. We have been highlighting the shortlisted entries for the past couple of weeks, here and here. These awards are part of …