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Q & A with Dan Gordon

Former OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon joins Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of a variety of procurement issues.
March 17, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GAO , LPTA , FSSI , GSA schedules , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center ,

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:26pm EDT
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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 , acquisition , Contracting officers , contracts , FedBid , 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 , Congress , FedBid , jason miller

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 06:45pm EST
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Reverse auctions not all a bed of roses, one expert says

Defense analyst Robert Levinson told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that while reverse auctions can generate significant savings for the federal government, they do have their downside.

Tags: Robert Levinson , DoD , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , contracting , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 11:49am 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 , FedBid , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:00pm EST
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Reverse auctions help agencies with transparency

Richard Domaleski, CEO of World Energy, an energy procurement company, says reverse auctions are one way agencies can make the contracting process more open and transparent.

Tags: contracting , Richard Domaleski , World Energy , DorobekInsider

Monday - 09/13/2010, 08:35pm EDT
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