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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 …
Before the holidays I came across a piece in Fortune called The Great Rocket Race. The article details the feverish efforts underway by the United Space Alliance, a decade-old joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin …
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 …
Over the Christmas and New Year period, we will be featuring a daily favourite article from each month of this year (2016), which should take us nicely up to January 8th when we assume everything kicks back into gear! We’ll …
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) focuses on improving road safety by setting and enforcing standards for driving and vehicles in the UK. It recently announced, during its technology transformation programme, how it is changing from using primarily …
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.
The way government selects and analyzes procurement metrics is often not aligned with measuring value or desired outcomes. We see it again and again in Government Accountability Office reports, or in comments from industry, but telling someone what’s wrong only …
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 …
Ask anyone in procurement what they most worry about, and most times, you will get an answer that includes the word “afraid.” From fancy corner offices to the cubicles filled with those of the front lines of the agency, there is …
Anyone who has ever attended an auction understands the excitement starts when the bidding commences.  As the bid amounts increase higher and higher, tension begins to intensify. The last two bidders virtually “duke it out” by increasing their bids by …