Featured Research: Win-Win Competition in Government Procurement

- September 30, 2014 12:05 PM | Categories: Governance, Site News, Strategic Sourcing

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our procurement research library, you might want to have a look. Today, I wanted to highlight a paper by Dave Nelson and Joseph Sandor. Nelson is a former senior purchasing executive for Honda, John Deere and Delphi. Sandor is one of Public Spend Forum‘s key contributors, as well as the Hoagland-Metzler Professor of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. The paper, titled “Win-Win Competition: A Perspective on Competition in the Supply Chain from the Private Sector,” dispels the myth that competitive bidding is a panacea, and looks at way to do supplier collaboration right. […]

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GAO: Agencies Failing to Use Performance Info

- September 29, 2014 11:01 AM | Categories: Governance

For the “accountability” in the Government Accountability Office’s name to mean something, you would think that there would have to be some legs to make federal agencies a little more responsive to GAO’s reports. We mentioned a couple of weeks back that GAO was holding some agencies’ feet to the fire over monitoring of the 8(a) program. Despite past reports, little to nothing had changed at the agencies. This isn’t uncommon in GAO reports, many are follow-ups on previous years, and many find insignificant changes over the years.

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