Procurement

February 05, 2018

After three years of deciding what a city-owned fiber-optic Internet network would look like, San Francisco's new Mayor, Mark Farrell, is spearheading the $2B project that planning is set to start for this week.

December 08, 2017

New data reveals that most companies are still ill-prepared for a data-driven procurement process. A recent survey of senior executives who oversee over $450 billion in annual material spending finds that the overwhelming majority (97 percent) believe that a data-driven procurement process is... read more

October 10, 2017

Think about the role of effective government: defend the nation from risks and support the citizens, with minimum tax burden. And in a capitalist society that is of, by and for the people, the government needs to tap market innovations of the same people it serves to solve big problems, be it... read more

October 06, 2017

Buying technology can be tangled in red tape, overly nuanced, unnecessarily protracted and sometimes absolutely overwhelming for both industry and government.

June 23, 2017

Procurement is one of those areas of government that doesn't often get a lot of attention. When it comes to technology, people love talking about data analytics, moving to the cloud and any number of overused catchphrases. But too often the simple stuff gets overlooked. In Chicago, city... read more

May 17, 2017

The internet of things is at a much more mature place at the state and local level than it is in the federal government or even private industry. It's a balancing act, clearly, between government leaders working to implement IoT technology to better serve citizens quickly while ensuring that... read more

May 17, 2017

Most companies, upon deciding to pursue opportunities with a specific governmental entity, develop a “Go-To-Market” strategy. One of the more interesting new strategies that allows companies to capture the attention of public officials today is to participate in a pilot or demonstration project... read more

March 01, 2017

State and local government agencies saw the number of bids and RFPs for improved medical equipment grow 21 percent in 2016, more than any other contracting area, fueled by high health care costs and an aging boomer population.

December 21, 2016

The City of Philadelphia is on track to comprehensively modernize its "old-school" procurement regulations, which have not changed since 1951. The proposed method, dubbed "Best Value," will be put to Philadelphia voters in the form of a ballot referendum next May. "Best Value" is a practice... read more

November 28, 2016

Category management is not just a new name for strategic sourcing. Rather, strategic sourcing is one of the tools used by category teams to manage procurement expenditure to achieve mission value. Unfortunately, much of the writing about strategic sourcing conflates it with category management,... read more

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