Joseph Jordan, President, Public Sector

July 28, 2014

'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

By Mark Rockwell

The future of federal IT contracting could look a lot like the environment at Google and other high-tech companies, where cutting costs and boosting efficiencies are as routine as breathing. But, say former and current procurement officials, winning the future will still involve knowing the nitty-gritty of what an agency is trying to accomplish with its IT contracts.

June 24, 2014

FedBid and EASi launch a reverse-auction service for B2B buyers

By Paul Demery

FedBid Inc. and Electronic Auction Service Inc. (EASi) have teamed up to provide a new procurement service that lets business buyers set up reverse auctions for a broad range of contracts. Under the new agreement between FedBid and EASi, buyers can log onto either or EASi’s and post reverse auctions using the supplier networks and software services of either company. Click here to read more about the report.

June 11, 2014

FedBid and NIB Team Up to Increase Federal Buying for AbilityOne

FedBid and the National Industries for the Blind, (NIB) have partnered together to provide a national contract management association course for Federal agencies. Together they will be delivering a training to help increase federal buyer knowledge, transparency, accountability, and compliance for AbilityOne ® program products.

May 08, 2014

FAR Part 1: 'If it's not prohibited, it's allowed'

By Steve Kelman

Dr. Steve Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University, discusses NCMA's Contract Management magazine's May issue article, “Secrets of Superstar Contracting Professionals,” in his blog. The article offers a quick guide to overall skills and competencies that freshly minted contracting professionals need to become outstanding in their profession. Dr. Kelman highlights a section in the article called, "Innovation and Risk-Taking," that specifies if it's not addressed in the FAR, nor prohibited by law, it's allowed.