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The thin line between undue influence and relationship building in the public sector by Jon Hansen

October 7, 2014

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Three years ago I interviewed Judy Bradt regarding a discussion I had with a former senior aide to New York Governor Cuomo, regarding his assertion that the majority of contract winners in the state had been determined before an actual RFP was issued. Bradt’s response was both insightful and deft in terms of achieving the […]

With VA procurement the level of service and care veterans receive should be the primary focus . . .

March 13, 2012

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When organizations seek to drive efficiency and savings through the implementation of an automated procurement system, the impact can often be lost in terms of calculated returns and measurable process improvements.  This of course is reflected in the consistently high rate of initiative failures to achieve the expected results in both the private and public […]

VA’s decision to stop using reverse auctions is surprising . . . right? Not if self-preservation is their main objective

March 8, 2012

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Breaking News Update: Bloomberg’s Kathleen Miller reported earlier this week that VA Probes $42 Million in Awards Questioned by Congress.  One of the issues is that “an agency employee processed more than 1,500 awards just under a monetary threshold that would require public disclosure of the contracts.” Now I am not suggesting that the use […]