There is a lot written on this topic. NM’s RFP Guide provides a good starting discussion of evaluation factors…here is the link: http://www.generalservices.state.nm.us/uploads/files/rfpProcurementGuide.pdf
Also, NY States Procurement Guide establishes minimum requirements in an RFP.
Hope this helps.
Some jurisdictions encourage the production of unsolicited proposals for the entity. Typically, these are from vendors who have innovative, cost-savings ideas/products. By having a policy for ‘unsolicited proposals’ entities can effectively invite vendors to disclose new innovate approaches which will result in contracts…[Read more]
I’ve been dealing with professional procurement people for more than 20 years. In that time, rarely was there a situation that was ambiguous in terms of the ethics related to ‘fair, open and transparent’ procurement. Seems to me, at least based on my experience, that the ethical dilemmas and ambiguities arise primarily with senior officials and…[Read more]
Hi…. software only gets you so far..there are lots of procurement practices which will not be detected by software for example: the RFP incorporates unduly restrictive specifications; the evaluation committee is influenced by sr. mgmt; the weights for different evaluation factors unfairly favor one vendor; one vendor contributed to the…[Read more]
Ethical public procurement requires more than the simple act of adopting a Code of Ethics. And there is no lack of available codes. Every major procurement association publishes one.If the adoption of a code were the only requirement for ethical public procurement, then we would have ‘arrived’ decades ago. There would be no scandals nor…[Read more]
Michael Asner started the topic Ethical Public Procurement: How to avoid the 6 p.m. news! in the forum Local Governments 10 years ago
Earlier this year, we released a training CD entitled Ethical Public
Procurement (or How to Avoid the 6 p.m. News). [30 minutes, $50] This is
an important issue and I want to give you a copy at no charge. In doing
this, I hope to promote an awareness of some of the issues related to
ethics in public procurement .
If you want to…[Read more]
@348hy4sg8ok6hHi Bob…I’ve just gotten involved with these folks….going to provide some content to members, like my ethics CD or Elected Officials Guide.
Thanks for the referral to Norm McKee. I expect that you know that Adobe Systems is considering rfp/procurement forums/workshops that I’d give/facilitate.
Expect our paths will cross in…[Read more]
I’ve promoted ethics in public procurement (to state and local govts and agencies) for 20 years. And the problem isn’t with procurement people – most often, it’s the elected officials and senior management.
Earlier this year, we released a training CD entitled Ethical Public Procurement (or How to Avoid the 6 p.m. News). [30…[Read more]
Hi…I’m new to all of this. Thank you Hal for inviting me. I’m an independent consultant specializing in public procurement. Do a lot of writing and speaking on ethics in public procurement, RFPs and related topics.
As my first note, I thought I’d deal with my view of NPI’s award of excellence from the perpective of an idependent…[Read more]
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