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How analytics can cure today’s procurement woes

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Via Washington Technology by Walt Sirene

Using spend analytics can help solve many of today’s procurement woes. Here are 10 questions to ask that can make for better acquisitions.

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Top 10 ways to avoid contract oversight

Top 10 ways to avoid contract oversight

While contract oversight and transparency is a lofty goal, some folks would rather avoid it.  Here is my top ten list of how to avoid contract oversight:

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Contract management workflow: Could disjointed processes lead to contract management problems down the road?

Contract management workflow:  Could disjointed processes lead to contract management problems down the road?

Through marketing our GovProcure application, we have had the unique opportunity to meet with 10s of federal agencies and learn about their specific processes for contract management.  An interesting thing has come to light.  Many agencies do not have certified CORs involved in the full procurement lifecycle—all the way from Presolicitation through Closeout.  Depending on the agency, CORs can come in at any step along the way.  A common trend is to have program folks (who may or may not be certified CORs) write the statement of work, develop the IGCE and evaluation criteria and pass that off to the Contracting Officer/Specialist.  Then an evaluation team steps in for source selection, which may or may not be the same folks involved in developing the solicitation.  Finally, once a vendor has been selected, the contract is officially assigned to a COR, who may or may not have had any involvement in the procurement up to this point.

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OFCCP publishes revised Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM)

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The Office of
Federal Contract
Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a revised version of its
Federal Contract
Compliance Manual (FCCM). The newly revised FCCM provides guidance to both OFCCP compliance officers and
federal
contractors.

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Federal Acquisition Executives Grapple with Retirement Wave

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Younger workforce at Pentagon, DHS and VA is talented but unseasoned, officials say.

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