Posts Tagged: acquisitions

How To Be Excellent!

Excelling is often defined as going above and beyond what’s expected. So in its very nature, achieving excellence is not something that should come easily. In government contracting, excelling is not something that’s common sense. It’s a complex task, and it takes teamwork and collaboration for government workers to understand the best ways of going… Read more »

A Government Acquisitions Supercenter

Superstores like Target, Walmart, and Costco are hugely popular. You make one stop, and you can get everything on your list – from car tires, to fresh produce, to a sofa, to a pair of sneakers. However, it can be exhausting to wander around and find a particular item, especially when there doesn’t seem to… Read more »

The Dunce Cap For Government Agencies

The government, like first-grade classrooms, has a system to draw attention to those who have misbehaved. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed a list, issued every two years, that identifies programs that are underperforming and need significant improvement. Chris Mihm, Managing Director of Strategic Issues for the GAO, spoke with Christopher Dorobek for the… Read more »

Ready, Set, Go… Cross the Acquisition Package Finish Line by Fiscal Year End

This is sprinting season for any acquisition professional working on completing acquisition packages, negotiating offers and awarding the proposals. Contracting Officers (COs) should be proactive in doing all that needs to be done to ensure the requirements are awarded in a timely fashion. While each agency has its own internal policies and regulations, there are… Read more »

Future of Computing Getting Clearer

There will come a time in the not so distant future when we don’t make the delineation between mobile, laptops, desktops and tablets. It will just be “computing.” We will expect the same computing power, operating system and access to information — no matter the device/access point. Interfaces will be the same, office walls will… Read more »

Governing in the Next Four Years: Contracting

This article was originally published by Dan Chenok on the IBM Center for the Business of Government Blog MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIESSubject: Contracting In addition to managing your own workforce, you will be responsible for managing a large contingent of contractors. You will need to ensure that contractor performance is… Read more »

Project Manager (Construction) – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Washington, DC

Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – a groundbreaking organization solely devoted to the economic strength and vitality of American Families? Do you want to challenge yourself and others? If you answer “Yes”, then we have a career for you! CFPB professionals have unparalleled… Read more »

Comments on the Price Reductions Clause

On December 29,2011, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Federal Register notice entitled “General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection: Price Reductions Clause.” In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act the notice informs the public that GSA “will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve… Read more »

Hyperlinks in DFARS Prescriptions

This is an relatively easy task that will save time for DoD’s tens of thousands of contracting officers and contract specialists — place hyperlinks in all DFARS clauses to the prescriptions. Some have hyperlinks, some don’t. While this doesn’t have a huge impact for a single person picking out clauses, scale it into thousands of… Read more »