In most IT contracts the first phase requires the contractor to develop a set of requirements. If the requirements weren’t known when the Request for Proposal (RFP) was written, how can we expect a valid bid in the contractor’s proposal?
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Better technology solutions begin with better procurement strategies. Releasing an RFP is no small feat, and we’ve only just touched on the comprehensive ocean of how to improve your agency’s RFP process. However, by following the guidance here, you can be sure your procurement process will be more forward-looking, low-risk and satisfactory for your agency.
Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its $36 million cloud computing contract with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services. The five-year agreement, which was set in November of 2012, would have migrated 600,000 VA employees to Microsoft cloud email and calendar services. A spokesperson for the agency stated, “VA has decided to terminate the cloud emailRead… Read more »
If you were about to build a house, would you start by putting out an RFP asking for bids on a three-bedroom house? Of course not. The bids would be all over the map. You’d have no idea what the house would look like once it’s built; and the chances of being happy with theRead… Read more »
When it comes to fixing things around the house, I range between Unconscious and Conscious Incompetence depending on the task, (or the prior evening’s indulgences). Recently, while standing in the checkout line of my local Home Depot, (for the second time that day), I looked at the guy behind me and said “What is itRead… Read more »
When you receive a proposal from a contractor, it typically includes a number of teaming partners all singing in unison that they are the only ones in world who understand your mission, can fulfill your requirements, etc. So what brings two or more companies together to pursue a federal contract opportunity? Well, there are aRead… Read more »
Information Concepts is a fixed-price software development shop that has done work for almost every major government agency. Our unique approach uses visualization technology to rapidly create simulations of software that look and act like the real thing, capturing feedback from users – all before a single line of code is written. Read more… CallRead… Read more »
Are there any examples of Web 2.0 or Social Networking requirements documents? Inquiring minds want to know. What is a Web 2.0 Requirement? Let me preface this with, I do support and use Web 2.0 solutions. Yes, They built it (GovLoop, Facebook) and I came. So with this stated, there have been post and clearRead… Read more »