Contractor Protests a Protest’s Resolution

- October 24, 2014 11:05 AM | Categories: Governance

I don’t generally write about the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) bid protest decisions on this site, largely because parsing legal decisions is not my idea of a fun afternoon. But a GAO decision posted yesterday caught my eye, largely because it struck me as a unique circumstance. At issue is an Army contract for motor vehicle operations and maintenance services at the Corpus Cristi Army Depot. The lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA) contract was awarded to Solution One, Inc., but Goldbelt Specialty Services, LLC filed a protest. There were a few aspects of the award at issue, but in particular Goldbelt […]

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Featured Research: Strategic Market Analysis for Procurement Professionals

- October 23, 2014 11:00 AM | Categories: Governance, Market Analysis, Strategic Sourcing

When procurement professionals talk about the breakthrough results they have achieved from strategic sourcing and other initiatives, they discuss how they reduced costs, upgraded quality, improved service and built stronger supplier relationships, all at the same time. They talk a lot less about the insights gained from strategic market analysis that enabled those dramatic results. Today, we’re highlighting our white paper on strategic market analysis, which is available for free download. As Ash Bedi writes in his paper: Indeed, strategic market analysis is a success factor and critical competency behind numerous major business and procurement decisions. It lays the groundwork […]

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