March 08, 2016

Citing ‘excellent progress achieved’ by FedBid, Air Force ends monitoring requirements

VIENNA, VA – In a March 7 letter to FedBid CEO Joe Jordan, the U.S. Air Force notified the company that it has decided to end monitoring requirements put in place just over a year ago.In the letter, Air Force Deputy General Counsel Rodney A. Grandon wrote: “I commend FedBid for the way the company has embraced the terms and spirit of the Administrative Agreement (AA). Given the excellent progress achieved by FedBid, I am satisfied there...

June 12, 2015

Measuring the True Impact of Reverse Auctions in Federal Acquisition

By David C. Wyld

Part 3 of a Series: David C. Wyld continues his look at the recent OFPP guidance, focusing on some of the critical issues in collecting and analyzing data points, and determining the value and effectiveness of the way federal agencies are using reverse auctions today.

June 10, 2015

When Reverse Auctions Are Right for Federal Agencies

By David C. Wyld

Part 2 of a Series: David C. Wyld reviews the recent OFPP guidance on the use of reverse auctions in federal acquisition, taking a closer look at the reminders given to contracting officers to help maximize the value of reverse auctions.

June 08, 2015

The Art of Competition: Reverse Auctions and the Federal Government

By David C. Wyld

Part 1 of a Series: OFPP's new guidance on the use of reverse auctions by federal agencies adds to the dialogue on the importance and impact of a growing acquisition tool for contracting offices. The memo covers the benefits of reverse auctions, offers a framework for contracting offices on appropriate use and strategies to maximize the value of this tool and asks agencies to work with OFPP in identifying and collecting data that can be used to evaluate and improve results.

May 26, 2015

FedBid Adds BPA/IDIQ Functionality to its Online Marketplace

VIENNA, VA – FedBid has added new functionality to its online marketplace, putting additional tools and greater efficiency in the hands of public sector Buyers. Beginning this week, Buyers can use the FedBid marketplace to compete Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.

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