The results of 18F’s first such auction, in November 2015, vexed some participants. Staying under the $3,500 government cap to dodge onerous procurement processes, 18F asked for bids on a discrete bit of code work. Continue reading
As you read this article keep in mind the organization behind the writer is the same one who felt a ‘Need to assassinate the character and discredit’ VA official Jan Frye who challenged them FedBid’s activities at VA. Continue reading
Reverse auctions do not guarantee the lowest price for a contract. Rather, like in “The Price is Right” game show, they guarantee that one business will underbid others by just one dollar. Continue reading
Reverse auctions have, of course, been a hot topic in federal circles for a long time, both due to high-profile corruption cases, and concerns over their use in more complex procurements. Continue reading
There is, in fact, nothing wrong with properly run reverse auctions being one part of the government’s overall acquisition strategy. It’s when that tool is misused that care needs to be taken. Good government acquisition means doing it right, regardless of the specific method used. via More oversight of reverse auctions needed – FederalNewsRadio.com.
It only took 15 years for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue guidance for agencies on how best to use reverse auctions. And when OFPP finally did on June 2, it was disappointing to say the least. Long-time incoming, OFPP reverse auction memo rings hallow – FederalNewsRadio.com.
When it comes to the amount of time that passes from when Congress makes a law affecting federal contracting rules and the creation and adoption of policy to implement those rules, conventional wisdom tells us diamonds could be created faster. Until today… Continue reading
The Air Force decision to lift its suspension of FedBid Inc. is good news for the company. But the demands placed upon FedBid also offer a valuable roadmap for other contractors that hope to stay out of trouble. via Contractors take note: Air Force demands on FedBid provide valuable compliance roadmap – Washington Business Journal.
Updated: 10:55AM 23FEB2015 – Apparently it’s true. Click here to read statement from FedBid’s Joe Jordan. According to this tweet by Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller: this might be the case. Personally and professionally, I hope it’s not true. Stay tuned! @jmillerwfed @FedBid @usairforce