Posts Tagged: sourcing

May the Source Be With You!

By Ilandus Swinson, Procurement Lead In a business environment where the government is expected to do more with less, the strategic sourcing process has become a resourceful approach in helping agencies reduce spending and clearly define requirements while also improving mission delivery. Strategic sourcing can be defined as a standard and formal process that incorporates… Read more »

Anne Rung: GSA Office Supplies Contract Vehicle Saved $200M

A General Services Administration procurement vehicle for office supplies has saved the agency $200 million and supported small contracting businesses. GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung announced the number during the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Phoenix and Procurement Awards ceremony in Washington, the agency said Friday. Small contractors won 13 of 15… Read more »

Program Management in an Era of Tight Budgets – How Strategic Sourcing Could Loosen the Squeeze

By Tom Kuhn, PhD and Fellow, DAWIA III from Integrity Matters blog For a better part of twelve years the federal budget has been pretty ample and programs were free to operate in a much more flexible environment. “Supplemental” allotments of funding were in large supply at the Department of Defense (DoD). Then the faucet… Read more »

Reverse Auctions: A Tool to Realize Real Cost Savings

As Government continues to leverage its buying power through continued fiscal pressures, one process that is not getting enough attention is the use of reverse auctions. Reverse auctions are an effective and efficient means of realizing large savings on purchases of not only commodities, but highly defined services as well. Although current initiatives exist such… Read more »

Crowd sourcing artificial life and its ethical issues

Government and the private sector had a famous competion to see who could map the human genome. Now we have social media helping both with runnaway oil in the Gulf area. People are providing observations and also solution ideas for the crisis. For example, Gulfcoastspill.com has been setup to help. The site was developed with… Read more »