Trump’s order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws). Continue reading Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.
Throughout my procurement career, I have found many parallels between the process of architecture and the process of procurement. Continue reading A Tale of Two Professions – How Architecture and Procurement Align.
These are the foundations upon which the Court upheld the procurement decision and overturned the vendor’s claim Continue reading Legal Implications of Procurement Decisions – A Lesson in Process, Analysis, and Decision Making
How one Cost Plus arrangement can be converted from variable rates into a Guarantee Maximum Price. Continue reading Five Simple Steps for Converting Cost Plus Rates into a Guaranteed Maximum Price.
Pemex migrated from an environment where 80% (62 Billion pesos) of it’s spend was awarded under no-bid contracts to one where only 30% of spend was not bid. Continue reading Procurement – A Lesson in How To Make Your Company Profitable.
Whenever you solicit pricing for construction services, you should always address these distinct cost categories. Continue reading Construction Pricing – The Three Critical Cost Categories in Every Construction Quote
Cooperative Procurement is how agencies with limited volume seeking ways of enhancing their buying power. Continue reading Cooperative Procurement – How Small Organizations Use the Power of Leverage.