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What we can learn from Walmart regarding eCommerce network fees by Ronald Duncan

February 20, 2014

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Originally posted on In The Cloud:
In reading Duncan Jones’ recent Procurement Leaders article Are eCommerce Network Fees For Suppliers A Barrier Too Far?, his reference to pricing model penalization reminded me of a 2007 article I read by Jon Hansen titled Public Sector Procurement and the Walmart Effect. Even though the Jones article had…

Revolution to Evolution: Is the B2B Marketplace Undergoing a Major Transformation? by Russell Darling

January 9, 2014

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Originally posted on In The Cloud:
For years, eProcurement has been about supplier consolidation, to strategically limit the supplier base, to partner with content “aggregators”, to leverage those aggregators’ technology, volume pricing, and terms. However, during those same years, when I reviewed my client’s marketplace pricing (ok, maybe it was my mom reviewing the price…

#eVAForum2013 Blue Ocean Brain: Blazing a new (vendor category) trail?

November 1, 2013

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While we are all familiar with the expression “originality is your ability to conceal your source,” what happens when you are the “originator” and therefore have no point of reference from which to begin. As a vendor looking to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Blue Ocean Brain believes that they fall into this […]

Virginia Launches eProcurement Mobile App by Bob Sievert

August 29, 2012

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Governor Bob McDonnell announced the launch of a free mobile application for eVA, Virginia’s award-winning electronic procurement system. The eVA Mobile 4 Business app allows anyone with an Internet-enabled mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Samsung, HP, etc.) to have real-time access to Virginia government business opportunities-anywhere, anytime. Virginia is the first state to launch […]

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA by Colin Cram

August 1, 2012

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The bankruptcy of Stockton, California, is a stark reminder of what can befall cities that mismanage their finances. There are some similarities with Greece – making unfundable commitments to workers over wages, spending on ill-conceived projects such as the $35n spent on a city hall that remains unused and is now infested by rats, and […]

Fiscal realities and Government contracting (Part 4): Supplier cause and effect

September 9, 2011

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It is a funny thing that as a writer when you put the virtual pen to paper you never really know what will or will not strike a note with your readers.  All you can truly hope is that your passion for the subject matter coupled with sound research practices will  prove worthy of consideration […]

Complex acquisitions still presents significant obstacles in the public sector

January 26, 2011

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Note: The following is an excerpt from today’s post in the Contracting Intelligence Blog.  Use the link at the conclusion of this post access the article in its entirety. The last few weeks have been extremely interesting in the world of public sector procurement, as two separate government undertakings or initiatives if you like are […]

Guest Panel Discussion regarding Virginia’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board’s just released report set for the 25th of January

January 20, 2011

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As indicated in my post of January 18th, the Interim Report from the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board provides both an interesting (and yes timely) review of procurement policy and practice in Virginia. While the document, which is 42 pages in all, does in fact drill down into critical areas including; Certification, Marketing and Outreach, […]

“Ten Big Ideas” are at the heart of the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board’s Interim Report

January 19, 2011

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  Virginia Inaugural Meeting of the Supplier Diversity Advisory Board – August 17, 2010 As indicated in my post of January 18th, the Interim Report from the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board provides both an interesting (and yes timely) review of procurement policy and practice in Virginia. While the document, which is 42 pages in […]

Virginia’s Interim Report of the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Board is Both Important and Telling

January 18, 2011

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As many of you will readily recall, I had the opportunity and privilege to talk with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s new Secretary of Administration Lisa Hicks-Thomas on the PI Window on Business Show this past December.  Here is the link to the on-demand broadcast for those who may have missed it; From Deputy Attorney General […]