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Government procurement contests (Part 2): When innovative ideas collide . . .

August 31, 2011


Gèrard Quenneville, an Aylmer engineer who is acting as a liaison between the company and the city on the file, says, “The proposal deserved to be studied in depth.”  Mr. Quenville notes Alpine Energy had been working for four years on the proposal.  Both Mr. Quenville and Mr. Carrière met with Mayor Marc Bureau the […]

Are procurement contests just another way for government to pass the innovation buck to a preferred outside vendor?

August 30, 2011


The basic idea of a procurement contest — sometimes called a prize or challenge — is to set out a performance requirement for a capability that needs development work and offer a prize, usually money, for the first or best entity to produce a product or capability meeting the requirement. from the Contracting Education Academy […]