News Articles 2011
- November 28, 2011
Dr. Kelman's 'Lectern' Blog: More on Cost Savings
Dr. Steve Kelman writes about how the government can save money through better and more innovative contracting practices, including using industry ideas to improve requirements, employing share in savings concepts, using reverse auctions to compete labor hour rates, holding procurement contests and employing value reengineering. Join the discussion at Dr. Kelman’s ‘Lectern’ blog at Federal Computer Week.
- October 27, 2011
CPOs Take Fresh Approach to Procurement
By Gregg Brandyberry
Mr. Gregg Brandyberry, CEO for Wildfire Commerce Inc., suggests a few ideas on how to quantify procurement performance by maximizing procurement capacity, making strategic investments to drive higher ROIs, and utilizing technology and outsourced service providers in order to generate more revenue.
- October 26, 2011
IBM Center for The Business of Government RA Study
Dr. Wyld’s follow up study to his reverse auction report published by the Center in 2000 focuses on the potential of reverse auctions as a government procurement tool that saves money and time and improves transparency. Dr. Wyld presents a case study of the State Department and analyzes the potential for savings from reverse auctions across the government.
- October 14, 2011
VA Touts Use of Reverse Auctions to Save Millions
In a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) web article, VA highlights its use of reverse auctions (provided by FedBid) in transforming its buying. According to Susan Taylor, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer for the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Procurement and Logistics, positive results have meant that “VA wins, the American taxpayer wins, small businesses win. Most importantly, our Veterans win.”
- August 9, 2011
Dr. Kelman’s ‘Lectern’ Blog: How Agencies Can Cut Contracting Costs
By Steve Kelman
Dr. Steve Kelman writes about how the government can save money through better contracting practices, including using reverse auctions for second-stage competition on multiple-award contracts. Join the discussion at Dr. Kelman’s ‘Lectern’ blog at Federal Computer Week.
- July 7, 2011
White House Forum Highlights FedBid Customer DHS
During the White House Forum on Accountability in Federal Contracting on July 7, 2011, OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon responded to a question about reverse auctions by highlighting the significant utilization and savings metrics achieved by DHS. DHS components have used FedBid for the past several years, achieving nearly $100 million in documented savings in just the past 2 years.
- June 1, 2011
NCMA Contract Management Cover: Reinventing the G-Man (PDF)
In the June 2011 cover story of the National Contract Management Association’s Contract Management magazine, Procurement Section Chief and Chief Procurement Officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Deborah Broderick, chronicles the extensive change that she and others helped bring to the Bureau’s procurement operations over the last decade.
- January 3, 2011
GovExec: Study Hails Use of Online Reverse Auctions
By Robert Brodsky, Government Executive
Government Executive reports on the recent study by Dr. David Wyld of the Reverse Auction Research Center that points to significant cost savings for taxpayers and major efficiency improvements for federal contracting officials from increased use of online reverse auctions. The study examines use of the FedBid online marketplace at CBP, among the most active federal agencies in utilizing reverse auctions.