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February 17, 2017

Buyers Access a Diverse Supplier Base, Achieve Cost Savings on FedBid

By Jeremy Schultz, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, Kurtis Hagans, Senior Market Specialist

FedBid is proud to deliver significant value to our customers by providing an innovative solution that strengthens acquisition effectiveness. Leveraging technology with a managed-services approach, FedBid’s reverse auction marketplace benefits both federal and commercial customers in a variety of ways. In Part 1 of the FedBid Solution Series, we examined the impact of FedBid’s ability to drive robust competition and time savings for Buyers. Now in Part 2, we focus on how FedBid helps deliver cost savings and provides an expanded and diverse supplier base.

February 10, 2017

Improving Readiness: A Top Priority for New Defense Secretary and Service Chiefs

By Jake Jedlicka, Senior External Relations Specialist

The concept of readiness, a longtime buzzword in the defense community, was thrust into the public spotlight last week. On January 30th, President Trump ordered his new Secretary of Defense (DoD) James Mattis to conduct a full review of each branch’s readiness levels. Secretary Mattis is now engaging in a three-part plan to address the issue, the first step of which is identifying the most immediate and critical needs to include in a budget amendment request for FY17. New priorities bring new opportunities for the contracting community, so how can you best prepare to meet the demand for improved readiness?

February 02, 2017

FedBid Rolls Out New Buyer Training Webinar

By Paige Bier, Account Lead

Improving workforce training was at the top of the priorities list for senior acquisition officials in 2016 according to FNR's CAO Survey. With such a high level focus on expanding contracting officer expertise, it’s no surprise that half of FedBid's Buyers expressed an interest in increased training on our marketplace heading into 2017. To meet this demand, FedBid is rolling out a new series of Buyer training webinars.

January 31, 2017

Life Changing Veteran Resources All in One Place

By StreetShares Foundation

"If one resource can literally save a soldier's life, what if I could connect him with two or three resources," said Courtney Wilson, Army engineer veteran and CEO of DropZone for Veterans. A fellow soldier, who she met in Afghanistan, was experiencing deep depression and PTSD. Wilson introduced him to a healing retreat for military veterans. "What if I could connect him with fitness, family or employment resources? What would that be like? What if I could tell more veterans about all of these types of resources?"

January 26, 2017

FedBid's Marketplace Saves Time and Drives Competition to Deliver Quality Results for Buyers

By Jeremy Schultz, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, Kurtis Hagans, Senior Market Specialist

FedBid is proud to deliver enormous value to our customers by providing an innovative solution that strengthens acquisitions effectiveness. Leveraging technology with a managed-services approach, FedBid's reverse auction marketplace benefits both federal and commercial customers in a variety of ways. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight several of the key ways, along with real examples, that FedBid delivers effective solutions and quality results. In this first blog of the FedBid Solutions Series, we look at the impact of FedBid's ability to drive robust competition and time savings.