To Bid or Not to Bid - Can We Talk

Published Date: 
October 29, 2014
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Summary:

Join Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsman, U.S. General Services Administration, as we explore industry’s view of Federal Government procurements with three distinguished industry professionals.

Description

Join Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsman, U.S. General Services Administration, as we explore industry’s view of Federal Government procurements with three distinguished industry professionals, including: Kathryn Klaus, Senior Program Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services; Antwayne Ford, President & CFO at Enlightened, Inc.; and Stuart Gittelman, Vice President for Custom Training Solutions & Program Manager for OPM IDIQ Contracts at PDRI, a CEB Company.

The Federal Government is in need of cutting edge tools & products as well as cutting edge services to meet its responsibilities on behalf of the American taxpayer. It can only secure these tools, products and services if it adequately engages with potential industry partners. This engagement should be in a constant state of cultivation but should, at the very least, occur through a formal solicitation with a clear and succinct statement of needs.

What the Federal Government may be in need of most is an understanding of the industry perspectives in procurements: What influences industry’s decision to bid on a given government requirement and/or get on government-wide acquisition contracts/schedules? What challenges does industry face when evaluating Government’s requests for proposal? What can government do to entice industry to participate in the government marketplace?

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Citation

OFPP, "To Bid or Not to Bid - Can We Talk," FAI Media Library, accessed August 23, 2019, https://www.fai.gov/media-library/item/bid-or-not-bid-can-we-talk