April 24, 2014

Advice to the GSA: Aim Higher with the Agency’s Self-Service Reverse Auction Platform

By Dr. David Wyld

GSA's "free" reverse auction platform seeming stalled in terms of any signs of growth and spread amongst federal agencies. In this article, Professor David Wyld, founder and Director of the Reverse Auction Research Center, explores why this is the case, finding that GSA needs to focus GSA Reverse Auctions on larger, strategic buys of commodities and services above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold of $150,000.

April 18, 2014

NAVAIR Saves Money with Online Procurement Tool

The Navy expands usage of existing cost-effective technologies, in order to improve operational processes. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., part of the Naval Air Systems Command, exemplifies this effort through their willingness to try and adopt new tools, and through their success in targeting areas where time and money can be saved.

April 09, 2014

FedBid fights back against reverse-auction critics

By Zach Noble

Joe Jordan, FedBid president and former White House procurement official, addresses and explores the benefits of using reverse auctions to enhance agencies' procurement processes.

Federal | April 08, 2014

You’ve Got Questions – We’ve Got Answers

By Ted Leonsis

Ted Leonsis answers some questions from a recent New York Times story explaining what FedBid is, how reverse auctions have been successful and what some of the limitations are.