Trouble on the Radio: Who Authored the RFQ in Tennessee?

- September 18, 2014 7:01 AM | Categories: Governance

There’s always a delicate dance to be done for contractors and acquisition staffers when it comes to information sharing. Procurement laws and regulations vary between jurisdictions at every level of government, meaning that contact between current and potential bidders on a contract and the contracting staffers is subject to a myriad of standards and expectations regarding when, where, how, and how much interaction there can be between the parties. And in an era where greater collaboration and information sharing is the norm in private sector procurement, outmoded firewalls in procurement guidelines and laws may in fact hinder innovation in contracting in […]

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Featured Research: The First Steps of Cost Modeling

- September 17, 2014 11:30 AM | Categories: Cost Estimation, Operations, Total Cost Management

We’re constantly adding new white papers and essays to our research library, and from time to time we’ll feature some of those in-depth reads on the blog. Today’s featured research comes to us from Censeo Senior Client Advisor Tim Laseter, who has written an introduction to cost modeling. Laseter is a professor of practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and the author of Balanced Sourcing: Cooperation & Competition in Supplier Relationship. From the paper’s introduction: Cost Modeling provides a powerful set of tools for companies to understand what lies beneath the price tags presented by their […]

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