The VA’s decision to turn its back on taxpayer savings reflects the same kind of self-serving focus of a Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae

VA Freddie & Fannie PI

The following is today’s post from the Procurement Insights Blog regarding the Veteran Administration’s decision to stop using purchasing technology that has delivered substantial savings to taxpayers. “Based on the memo, which was sent out Saturday afternoon, Frye wrote he was concerned about over-reliance on FedBid. He has anecdotal evidence that contracting officers are turning … Continue reading

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Reversing Attitudes: Why Reverse Auctions May Actually Be Good For Your Purchasing Practice

Consisting of more than 200 senior executives, the following is just a sample of the comments I received from the audience: “I do not think that buyers spend any time at all analyzing RFQ’s . . . once they have sent them out they go directly to the price auction and get on a phone … Continue reading

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