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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Procurement' (21)

Keeping Up With The Joneses; Government Spending Gone Public

Want to know what your neighbor, or competitor, is up to with government sales in federal, state, and public markets? There are tools out there that can do this, and they are readily available for you.  One of these tools is SmartProcure,  the database of government spending from local, state, & federal agencies.  With this information, you are able to learn which government agencies are…


Added by Jen Clement on November 5, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

A Look at the Next Two Weeks…And Beyond

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President

With the Washington Nationals now eliminated for sure from this season’s baseball playoffs, Washington the city and the market can focus fully on handicapping the possibility of a government shutdown next week.

Just in case, the White House…


Added by immixGroup on September 26, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Salesmen Need To Be Coaches At Fiscal Year-End

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President

Your customers need your help. Not just your products and the requirements those will fulfill, but your personal help to get fully justified purchase requests to contracting shops who can issue the order before the end of the fiscal year.

I spoke on a panel discussion last week put on by the Digital Government Institute. The conference was called 930Gov ⎯ a reference to Sept. 30, the end of the federal…


Added by immixGroup on August 30, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Four Ways One Agency Recognizes that CORs Matter

By Patricia Miller, Senior Acquisition Analyst

Recently I wrote an article about the significant role that Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) play in the acquisition process flow.  In “Do…


Added by Tracey Wright on August 21, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

GSA Marketing Outreach Forum-July 31, 2013

Interested in actionable information about the GSA market and customer base?

On July 31, 2013, key officials from GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) will join the Coalition to discuss GSA’s marketing message and initiatives designed to increase market share.

GSA Administrator, Dan Tangherlini, has set an agency goal of having a 17% share of the federal market by the end of the fiscal year, with a goal of a 90 percent in 10…


Added by Melissa Hudak King on July 26, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

2014 House NDAA Continues Procurement Tinkering

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President

As it does every year, Congress passes procurement law changes in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This year is no different.

So what’s in store for 2014? It’s too early to say with certainty, because while the House has passed its version, the Senate is still cogitating. One thing we do know: The Senate, House, and White House all agree, within a billion dollars or so, on the level of…


Added by immixGroup on June 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Feds Don’t Always See Mobile as Cost Saver, Senate Confirms New Contracting Policy Chief, and Fed CTO Wants to Liberate Government Data

Welcome to the weekly news kick off post from the FedConnects blog. With the long holiday weekend behind us, it is time to re-enter the working world.  And what better way to get acclimated to your professional life than by arming yourself with all the actionable news you need to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible.  Happy Tuesday!

2013 Contractor Outlook Event:  Featuring The National Survey of Federal Government…


Added by Matt Langan on May 29, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Sequel to Mythbusters in Government Contracting – Another Step Forward

This item was also posted on the Business of Government Blog by Dan Chenok.

Last week, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OMB/OFPP) issued the second memorandum designed to debunk misperceptions…


Added by Gadi Ben-Yehuda on May 14, 2012 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Tim Brett on June 8, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

SOS: Can Consolidation for Fiscal Efficiency Lead to Bigger Risks?


I will be brief in my plea for help on my current working project. I am making an argument in a paper that although consolidation of programs and streamlining processes might lead to fiscal efficiencies, these state and local policy efforts may also be promoting hidden fragilities and greater…


Added by Candace Riddle on March 21, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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This program is for: 1) students enrolled in an accredited college or…


Added by Candace Riddle on March 8, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Ask the Gov Expert: More from Dr. Nick Nayk, CPO, DHS & Greg Rothwell, CPO, DHS (retired)

These questions were crowd sourced at the Gov Up on February 10, 2011.  Here is what Young Government Leaders had to ask Dr. Nayak and Mr. Rothwell; and their candid remarks.





Added by Candace Riddle on March 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Ask The Gov Expert: Greg Rothwell (former) CPO, DHS

Well we have heard what Dr. Nick Nayak, CPO, DHS had to say at the recent GovUp!  Now let's take a look at what Mr. Greg Rothwell, (former) CPO, DHS had to tell young govies!


You gave us your questions...and we asked the Gov Expert!





Added by Candace Riddle on February 24, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Procurement 3.0? Yeah, There Is an App for That!

Rosslyn Unveils First Real-Time Application RA.Pid Extract Studio; Enables Business and IT Users to Automatically Extract Any Data from SAP in One-Click

Complete Article Here…


Added by Candace Riddle on February 23, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Ask the Gov Expert: Dr. Nick Nayak, CPO, DHS

In case you missed the recent Gov Up at Public House in National Harbour, Young Government Leaders and Gov Loop had Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security answer some of your most pressing questions on camera.



A BIG THANK YOU to Rafferty Weiss Media for filming this video!

RaffertyWeiss Media (…

Added by Candace Riddle on February 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Gregory D. Rothwell Acquisition Guru to Speak at February Gov Up!!

You heard that right.  Always wanted to know what 34 years in a Federal Acquisition career would be like?  Come to the Gov Up February 10, 2011, 6-8 PM, at Public House in National Harbour and find out!  A twist on the "Ask the Gov Expert" series. 


Have questions? Come to the event.  Out of state?  Post them here.  We'll pick out a few to ask Mr. Rothwell. …


Added by Candace Riddle on February 1, 2011 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

Dilemma for New Members - Identifying Group(s) to Join - Acquisition, Procurement, Contracts - Federal, State, or Local

Key Words: Acquisition, Procurement, Purchasing, Contracts, Contracting, Supply, Supply-chain, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Construction, A/E/C, Public Works, A & E Design, Tendering,Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing and all of the former in 2.0

It's not rocket science. If “a rose is a rose is a rose”, then…


Added by Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO on April 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Webinar next Wednesday on VA's Supplier Relationship Transformation Effort

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST to discuss the status of its Supplier Relationship Transformation Effort. VA began this innovative effort, working with the vendor community, to effectively and efficiently deliver the highest quality cost-effective products and services to Veterans, at the right time, in the right place.

This webinar is a follow-up to the Supplier Relationship Transformation Forum that was held in August… Continue

Added by Doug Black on December 3, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Looking for Potential Investors and/or Partners

Hello everyone! I am new to this site and am finding it very useful on so many levels.

I have a new position with a new company starting up a federal government procurement division. My company currently has multiple municipal projects through out the Tampa Bay area and they are now expanding into the federal market. I personally have ten years worth of federal government procurement and construction that I attained with my former company.

There are several projects that I… Continue

Added by Christina Rae Blackmon on July 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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