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Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding
Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage

federal bids  of sealed bidding US federal regulations give preference to a procurement process based on sealed bids over competitive proposals if certain conditions are fulfilled: time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids; the award will be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; it is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding providers because of both the clarity and completeness of requirements; and there is a reasonable expectation of receiving more

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Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process


High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

federal bids  and procedures that US federal agencies should follow when soliciting goods, products, services, or construction from qualified suppliers (bids or proposals). Rules are delineated into eight chapters: General Information, Definitions, Practices, and Administrative Matters Competition and Acquisition Planning Contracting Methods and Contract Types Socioeconomic Programs General Contracting Requirements Special Categories of Contracting Contract Management Clauses and Forms In response to competition becomi Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

federal bids  even more complex when federal and state government regulations and corporate mandates such as sourcing from minority-owned businesses are brought into play as thresholds that cannot be circumvented. Spend management comes in the form of software and services. It allows organizations to gain control of the entire purchasing cycle, since the organizations deploying spend management across their e-purchasing operations should have a much better idea of how their money is being spent. Moreover, they must asc Read More

For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids


FreeMarkets, Inc., will provide marketplace access and services to the United States Postal Service. The USPS is the first Federal entity to use FreeMarkets’ services, although the company has separately begun a strong marketing initiative to other parts of the government.

federal bids  a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids D. Geller - May 2nd, 2000 Event Summary FreeMarkets, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMKT) runs a marketplace that enables large competitive auctions for the purchase of industrial parts and raw materials. Unlike most digital market makers whose goal is to create completely digital marketplaces, FreeMarkets provides value by combining technology with labor-intensive services. When buying a thousand rolls Read More

One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part II


Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment. The continued cash-generating operation has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. The previous blog post also talked about the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely

federal bids  (OMB ) 300; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (or DFARS ); British Standard (BS) 6079 ; SOX ; The US Department of Defense (DOD ) 5000 2R, Part 11 ; and The American National Standards Institute (ANSI ) 748-98A . Particularly, having the EVM capability is no longer optional when dealing with the abovementioned federal agencies. Impacts from failure to comply and missed schedules can be devastating. For example, how would you feel about losing EVM accreditation and having up to 10 percent Read More

Kronos Announces Latest Version of TeleStaff Public Safety Scheduling Solution


High-level enhancements in TeleStaff 2.8 were announced by Kronos last week—Microsoft database compatibility, bidding, reporting, and data consolidation. It is worth pointing out the performance of Kronos TeleStaff and the (less talked about) public sector workforce management suite since Kronos' May 2011 acquisition of PDSI and the TeleStaff product. Kronos’ TeleStaff Scheduling

federal bids  and in the US federal government space. The primary competitors for TeleStaff are VCS (Visual Computer Solutions) in New Jersey, InTime Solutions in Canada, IntelliTime in California, and Emerald City Software in Washington. These organizations are very small in comparison with Kronos (some with 10 employees or fewer), and it would not surprise me to see them acquired by Kronos or some other large WFM vendor. TEC article (Dec 2011): KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management Read More

Study Shows: FBI Alienates Industry Security Experts


A comprehensive study done by TechnologyEvaluation.Com has shown that, for years the FBI has been alienating industry security experts. Some of the best industry security professionals want nothing to do with helping the FBI resolve cybercrime. Recently, one of the leading Department of Justice attorneys general, well-known for expertise in successfully prosecuting cybercrime, asked TechnologyEvaluation.Com why so many security and information technology professionals snub their noses at law enforcement agencies that exist to protect our nation's vital assets - private and public. TechnologyEvaluation.Com went behind the scenes to find o

federal bids  reluctant to help the Federal law enforcement agency when it comes to cybercrime. Though it makes it a lot more difficult for the FBI to track cybercriminals without the help and cooperation of private industry, savvy security experts are not lining up to help. This lack of respect that industry professionals have for the FBI results in cases taking longer to crack, and many going unresolved. It also often leaves the Department of Justice looking like a three-ring circus. Background Typically, when the Read More

GSA Schedule Partnership Gets Network-1 in the Door


Lyme Computer, a woman-owned 18 person consultancy specializing in setting strategic IT agendas and implementation services for Federal Agenices, partners with publicly traded intrusion detection vendor in a gold security partner alliance.

federal bids  holds a GSA and Federal Supply Schedule, caters to Federal Agencies and the educational market. Figure 1. Lyme Computer Systems' GSA Schedule adds value to partnerships.   Market Impact Network-1's commitment to the partnership shows how important it is for vendors hoping to make in-roads in the Federal Agency market to be on the GSA schedule. Federal Agencies can rapidly expedite the procurement of products and services of companies that are on the GSA schedule. The difference is significant enough Read More

The Watershed Moment in FISMA 2.0


The Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2010 (FISMA 2.0) contains several major new provisions, the most significant of which may be a requirement that every agency’s security program include “continuous automated monitoring of information systems used or operated by an agency or by a contractor of an agency or other organization on behalf of an agency.” This paper examines the implications of this requirement and looks at a set of host-based services that can be used to monitor and manage mobile and remote endpoints.

federal bids  in FISMA 2.0 The Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2010 (FISMA 2.0) contains several major new provisions, the most significant of which may be a requirement that every agency’s security program include “continuous automated monitoring of information systems used or operated by an agency or by a contractor of an agency or other organization on behalf of an agency.” This paper examines the implications of this requirement and looks at a set of host-based services that can be used to Read More

Infor and IBM Team Up to Deliver Solution for Public Sector Organizations


Infor, a provider of business application software, has announced the Infor Intelligent Government solution, a next-generation Smart Cities solution. The solution brings Infor applications for licensing, permitting, compliance, and billing together with IBM’s Intelligent City Planning and Operations software. The combined solution enables improved permitting, compliance, and citizen engagement for

federal bids  transit districts, port authorities, federal agencies, and other public sector organizations. Doug Cox, vice president, IBM Smarter Cities and Industry Solutions, states, Working together, Infor and IBM are helping these organizations address some of their most pressing needs by harnessing Big Data in new ways and delivering insight through analytics. Infor Intelligent Government is built on top of the IBM Intelligent City Planning and Operations software. The IBM Intelligent Operations Center enables Read More

Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow


FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique, online auction platform where companies can reduce their at-risk and excess inventory.

federal bids  into an Inventory Free Flow The convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace may be the answer to a company's end-of-lifecycle (EOL) inventory ills. Entering their products into an online auction portal, companies can sell off their excess inventory to the highest bidder, and buyers can purchase needed items for a steal. Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory? Given that one man's challenge often presents another man's opportunity, this brings us again to FreeFlow ( Read More

Enterprise Management Software Vendor Welcomes Additions


Deltek recognizes that most organizations run their enterprises by using a sort of closed-loop, corrective action process. However, most product-based businesses still need solutions to replace manual workarounds, and Deltek has embarked on a mission to garner a one-stop-shopping portfolio.

federal bids  indications that many US federal organizations besides DoD (such as the Department of Transportation [DoT] and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]) have been lowering the project value threshold which mandates the use of EVM reporting (from $50 million [USD] to $5 million [USD]). In 2005, the US Office of Management and Budget stated its intention to enforce EVM in IT projects at federal agencies, including compliance with American National Standards Institute/Electronics Industries Read More

Rules, Tools, Policies, and Best Practices for Compliance in the United States


A strategic compliance program can help employers in the United States (US) reduce the likelihood of litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches, privacy violations, and other electronic disasters. Find out what it takes to make a compliance program succeed, and learn the importance of establishing clearly written rules, formal employee education, and effective hosted-services solutions right from the start.

federal bids  for Corporate Compliance with Federal and State Laws and Regulatory Rules. Through the implementation of a strategic Compliance Program, incorporating clearly written rules, formal employee education, and effective Hosted Services solutions, U.S. employers can enhance productivity, cut costs, reduce (and in some cases eliminate) the likelihood of email- and Hosted Service-related litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches, privacy violations, and other electronic disasters. Compliance Read More

Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for components of enterprise applications. This strong government interest in ERP applications might explain a number of recent pundits’ retractions or downplaying of once brave and visionary statements of ERP obsolescence.

federal bids  Journal Group, Inc, the federal market for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems will grow to nearly $1.8 billion per year by 2005, according to a study recently released by Input , a Chantilly, VA, market research firm. On the other hand, in its article from June 2, Washington Technology , a semi-monthly published magazine, cites the federal government spends more than $3 billion on ERP and CRM software and related services, according to the market research firm Federal Sources Inc . of McLean, VA. Read More