Posts Tagged: conscientious contracting

The Power of a Performance Requirements Summary for Acquisition Success

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. In our resource guide titled, “Addressing the Complex Challenges Facing Today’s Acquisition Professional,” one of the critical success factors… Read more »

5 Steps to a Successful “Lessons Learned” Process

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. In our recent guide titled, “Addressing the Complex Challenges Facing Today’s Acquisition Professional,” we shared several critical success factors… Read more »

Agile and Acquisition – The Match.com of Contracting?

“If you could fix hiring and buying in the federal government, you would fix 90% of it’s problems,” said Bryan Sivak. Sivak is the Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. One of the ways the Coast Guard is trying to solve half of that equation is by using more agile… Read more »

Bright Spots in Government: VA Acquisition Academy’s Program Management Fellows Initiative

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. In a recent GovLoop survey of acquisition professionals, seven out of ten respondents said the most important factor for… Read more »

Biggest Contracting Challenges and Solutions with the Senior Procurement Officer at Department of Education

The world of federal contracting is almost unbearably complicated, but there are ways to make the road a little smoother. Jim Ropelewski is the Senior Procurement Officer for the Department of Education and the Deputy CFO for Management and Operations. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that the biggest challenges facing federal contractors… Read more »

Why Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Is Not All Bad (When Used Appropriately)

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. In a recent survey for our new acquisition guide, we asked the contracting community: “Have you experienced your organization… Read more »

4 Ways Acquisition Professionals Should Engage With Industry

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. What are the most effective ways for acquisition professionals to engage with industry in the early stages of the… Read more »

Why Federal Contracting Should Be More Like Made-From-Scratch vs. Store-Bought Cookies

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. It’s probably been a long time since you’ve made fresh-from-scratch cookies. Everything these days is designed for convenience –… Read more »

What’s the ROI of an RFI in Federal Contracting?

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. As a former proposal writer, I always appreciated it when an agency would release a Request for Information (RFI)… Read more »

When Getting Rid of Risk Isn’t Possible: 4 Ways to Work Around It

GovLoop and Integrity Management Consulting are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett It’s virtually impossible to eliminate risk. That’s the… Read more »