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All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
February 23, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , GSA , category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/23/2015, 08:54pm EST
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Air Force cancels suspension of FedBid

FedBid and the Air Force came to an agreement to end the reverse auction company's stay from bidding on new contracts. FedBid must implement and maintain a code of business and ethics conduct program and have a third party report on its efforts for a year. Additionally, Ali Saadat, the founder and former CEO of FedBid, resigned on Feb. 5.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , FedBid , Air Force , Joe Jordan , Ali Saadat , Suspension and debarment , VA

Monday - 02/23/2015, 10:26am EST

GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , NIH , NOAA , Mitchell Ross , Chris Fornecker , Chris Cairns , 18F , Alliant 2 , VETS 2 , 8(a) STARS II , Agile development , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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A race to the bottom: How lowest price, technically acceptable is shortchanging agencies

Agencies are doing themselves a disservice by looking mainly for the lowest bid, says Moe Jafari, the president and CEO of HumanTouch, in a new commentary.

Tags: Moe Jafari , HumanTouch, LLC , acquisition , management , LPTA , commentary , contracting , industry

Monday - 02/23/2015, 03:16am EST

Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from 'should-cost' management

Over five years, Air Force has beat the independent cost estimates in its acquisition programs by a collective $2 billion, according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition. Some of the savings have been returned to the Air Force's top line, but acquisition managers have been allowed to plow some of the money back into their own programs.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , should cost , acquisition , Better Buying Power , cost capability analysis , William LaPlante , Deborah Lee James , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:46am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is celebrating $2 billion of savings. The concept of "should cost" management was a key component of the first version of DoD's Better Buying Power program when it was first rolled out almost five years ago. But the Air Force's acquisition chief says the concept of "should-cost" has helped his department cut program costs by about $2 billion over the last several years. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , acquisition , Air Force , In Depth , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:39pm EST
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The Asia-Pacific Defense Outlook for 2015

Dr. Jack Midgely, director with Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting in Tokyo, discusses defense priorities and security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.
February 17, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , defense acquisition , defense spending , security vulnerabilities , Asian Pacific , Jack Midgley , Deloitte , Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Contracting Commandment No. 7: Thou shalt avoid hostility

Running into problems with a contract? Choosing diplomacy over hostility is the smart move, says acquisition expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , acquisition , contracting

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 11:41am EST

Content marketing in business to government

Business development and capture guru Carl Dickson discusses how contractors can improve their content marketing and business development efforts.
February 16, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , content marketing , LinkedIn , Carl Dickson , CapturePlanning.com , PropLIBRARY , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:05pm EST
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The world of bid protests

Jason Carey and Luke Meier from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, join host Roger Waldron to discuss the uptick in bid protests and what that means for government and industry.
February 16, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , bid protests , Jason Carey , Luke Meier , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Monday - 02/16/2015, 07:10pm EST
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