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Jordan exits OFPP knowing progress toward buying smarter is real

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is leaving the administration Friday after working five years in assorted senior contracting manager positions. He said agencies are using strategic sourcing, reducing spending and receiving more competition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Joe Jordan , OFPP , acquisition workforce , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:54am EST
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OFPP's Jordan leaving for the private sector

Joe Jordan will become the president of the public sector at FedBid. He's leaving OFPP after 18 months.

Tags: Joe Jordan , OFPP , people , Lesley Field , Ali Saadat , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 02:45pm EST

Savings from reverse auctions not being maximized

As the use of reverse auctions continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need more clear cut guidance to realize a maximum amount of savings.

Tags: GAO , OMB , OFPP , reverse auctions , acquisition , Contracting officers , contracts , Army , DHS , VA , DOI , FAR , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , Tom Carper , small businesses , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:23pm EST

VA puts reverse auctions on hiatus again to study value proposition

The Veterans Affairs Department's decision comes as lawmakers are putting this acquisition concept under more scrutiny. House Veterans Affairs and Small Business Committee lawmakers question whether agencies are getting the best prices and whether they are sacrificing competition. GAO, other experts say OFPP needs to develop a governmentwide policy for reverse auctions.

Tags: contracting , industry , GAO , Michele Mackin , OFPP , Richard Hanna , House Small Business Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , VA , Jan Frye , Bill Sisk , GSA , SBA , Major Clark , reverse auctions , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 06:45pm EST
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Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal joins host Mark Amtower to talk about changes in government procurement.
June 11, 2012(Encore presentation June 25, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , FSSI , GSA schedules , Navy , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , cooperative purchasing agreement

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:28pm EDT
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Should contractors 'cast a wary eye' on FedBid reverse auctions?

Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss why he sees investment in FedBid as a dubious development.

Tags: acqusition , contracting , industry , reverse auctions , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:00pm EST
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