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Breaking News: Vendor’s efforts to sue government for $62 million as a result of losing bid understandable but misguided by Jon Hansen

January 26, 2013


A January 25th, 2013 article in the Ottawa Citizen by Kathryn May titled “The trial of his life” reports how “Bruce Atyeo has battled the federal government over a multi-million dollar contract he says bureaucrats steered away from his company.” While I empathize with Mr. Atyeo, he is misguided in his efforts to sue the […]

In the Year 2020 . . . Government Market

July 11, 2011


As posted this past past Friday, each day this week I will be providing my take on the top 5 predictions for the year 2020 from Bob Lohfeld’s July 7th Washington Technology article aptly named 5 predictions for the 2020 market. Today we tackle prediction number 1, the government market. Lohfeld’s prognostication: The government push […]

Procurement ombudsman says Federal buying policy unwittingly helping to create monopolies

July 26, 2010


“A supplier taking all the work ultimately leads to a monopoly.  As the number of bidders shrink, service declines, and prices and profit margins creep upward, said procurement expert Jon Hansen, who runs a consultancy called Procurement Insights.” from Federal buying policy raises alarm (Government unwittingly helping to create monopolies, procurement ombudsman says) by Kathryn […]

Washington Dispatch No. 6: PWGSC Probe Underlines the Facade of Transparency

May 31, 2010


OTTAWA – Public Works and Government Services Canada ordered an investigation into the contracts awarded to an Ottawa real estate consulting firm following allegations of its close relationship with the senior bureaucrat who manages the government’s real estate holdings. from “Probe ordered into contracts with consultant by Kathryn May, Ottawa Citizen (February 2nd, 2010) As […]

Wayne Wouters, Gershon and the PS Union Suit = Shared Services

May 9, 2009


There were a number of other disputes in the public services during the year with several pay disputes across the UK decentralized civil service pay bargaining arrangements.  However, the largest industrial action there involved workers in the Department of Works and Pensions protesting at the planned 30,000 job cuts imposed as part of the Gershon […]

Synchronization Versus Compression Should Guide Government Procurement Policy (200th POST)

April 22, 2009


Government is never boring. On one hand you have the Government of Canada who despite earlier hopes has once again reverted to muscling a shared services platform down the unwilling throats of stakeholders, the majority of whom oppose the current direction. A move which is ironically being introduced at the expense of the very business […]