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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 procurement  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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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 procurement  that market segment. Increased federal adoption of ERP systems may imply that these have been increasingly offering a government endemic functionality. As an example, leading ERP vendors provide procurement software that works with General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Supply Schedules (FSS), human resource (HR) systems that align with military or general schedule pay rates, and financial systems that comply with Joint Financial Management Improvement Program practices for government 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 procurement  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 that if you're not on the GSA schedule, most Federal Agencies don't even take your products and services into consideration. User Recommendations Lyme's GSA ID number is GS-35F-4754G and they are a VAR of all the major vendors. Through Lyme's GSA contract, Federal Agencies can now take advantage of Network-1's Security Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Two: Dealing With the Federal Government


Federal contracts can often be fraught with legal snares for the unseasoned providers.

federal procurement  of small vendors into federal contracts. Part Three will discuss the challenges and make user recommendations. Work Breakdown Structure Another crucial evaluation factor is the ability of the ERP software in use to identify and accumulate costs by contract and work breakdown structure (WBS), which is a product-oriented division of tasks that accumulates cost and schedule data, while in APICS' words, WBS is a hierarchical description of a project in which each lower level is more detailed . An example Read More

Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies


There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This strong government interest in ERP applications means that ERP seems to be getting some infusion from this sector at least.

federal procurement  Barbara Bleiweis, director of federal initiatives for SAP. Table 1.   Oracle SAP PeopleSoft NIH     SBA         DOE        Treasury     FRS     NASA     Army     Navy     VA     Modernizing financial systems is one of the key steps for moving an agency into electronic government applications , said Steve Perkins, vice president and general manager of Oracle Federal. Most agencies are adopting ERP in a piece-by-piece approach, Perkins said. No one buys and implements in one fell Read More

Ariba LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive


Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference by Ariba, an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The major themes of this year’s conference were: 1) Procurement/sourcing and business networks as strategic platforms for innovation; 2) Enabling the business of tomorrow today; and 3) Focusing on business outcomes.

federal procurement  LIVE 2014—Spotlight on Procurement and Predictive Ariba LIVE 2014 was the 15th annual customer conference (or collaborative commerce summit, if you will) by Ariba , an SAP company, and the largest one thus far with 2,200 attendees. The conference’s mission remains the same: to be a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, networking with peers, and learning how technology and network insights can drive cost savings, efficiency, risk mitigation, and innovation for businesses big and small. The Read More

Remedy Plots A Course To Travel And Expense Capabilities


Remedy further extends the capabilities of its self-service e-procurement application with Necho’s travel and entertainment expense product.

federal procurement  Plots A Course To Travel And Expense Capabilities Remedy Plots A Course To Travel And Expense Capabilities D. Geller - June 14, 2000 Event Summary Remedy Corporation is partnering with Necho Systems Corporation to integrate Necho's NavigatER travel and expense software with the Remedy Purchasing@Work product. Remedy had originally promised to release a T&E product in Q4 of 1999 but no product announcement materialized. Under the terms of the agreement Necho will integrate NavigatER with Read More

Oracle Fusion Procurement: The New Standard for Supply Management


Using technology to improve procurements is not new. Unfortunately, conventional approaches have treated analytics as a discrete discipline, required extensive investment in end-­user training, and failed to account for the real-­world challenges of business interruptions. Oracle Fusion Procurement is different. It drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and process automation sets the new standard and fundamentally changes the way procurement professionals work. Download the data sheet and get the product’s key features.

federal procurement  Fusion Procurement: The New Standard for Supply Management Using technology to improve procurements is not new. Unfortunately, conventional approaches have treated analytics as a discrete discipline, required extensive investment in end-­user training, and failed to account for the real-­world challenges of business interruptions. Oracle Fusion Procurement is different. It drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

federal procurement  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure - making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More

Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization


Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are using.

federal procurement  Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are Read More

With Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp


Commerce One has announced a broad range of initiatives aimed at extending its E-procurement solutions and technology across the supply chain. The company announced that this completes its procurement offerings; what will it do next?

federal procurement  Commerce One, Your Reach May Be The Same As Your Grasp Event Summary Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) has announced a wide-ranging collection of partnerships and offerings whose net effect is to place the company in a central position in the industrial supply chain. The purpose of the newly announced Commerce One MarketSite Portal is to add capabilities for procurement of Direct Materials and Mission-Critical Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MCMRO) materials for the company's current offerings. In this Read More

Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating messaging criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of competing vendors such as Microsoft, Lotus, and Novell.

federal procurement  Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript P. Hayes - July 7, 2000 Event Summary This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging evaluation and procurement conducted on May 2, 2000. Overview Hello, my name is Patrick Hayes and I head-up the messaging and wireless research areas for TechnologyEvaluation.Com. This morning we are going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and Read More

Accelerated Outsourcing


Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more.

federal procurement  Outsourcing Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more. Read More

Bringing Metrics and Measurement to Welfare Program Management


In order to meet new performance targets mandated at the federal and state levels, the Department of Human Services in Chemung County, New York (US), deployed Salient Performance Management, a performance management solution from Salient Corporation. This solution helped streamline operations, allowing caseworkers, units, and entire agencies to meet and exceed the targets.

federal procurement  targets mandated at the federal and state levels, the Department of Human Services in Chemung County, New York (US), deployed Salient Performance Management, a performance management solution from Salient Corporation. This solution helped streamline operations, allowing caseworkers, units, and entire agencies to meet and exceed the targets. Read More

The Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business


With the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data. Recent studies have shown that many companies are not prepared for how these changes will affect their business. To improve their governance procedures to meet these new requirements, businesses must invest in technology that can adequately preserve electronic data.

federal procurement  amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data. Recent studies have shown that many companies are not prepared for how these changes will affect their business. To improve their governance procedures to meet these new requirements, businesses must invest in technology that can adequately preserve electronic data. Read More