Washington Technology Article Features APMP PIC Initiatives
Friday, October 17, 2014
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Article Features APMP PIC Initiatives
Procurement Reform and Improvement is Examined in
APMP Survey Results
Washington, DC, October 17,
2014 – The Association of
Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®) Procurement Improvement Committee (PIC)
initiatives regarding Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) that control
government procurement was featured
in Washington Technology.
The article reviews findings from the APMP survey report, Closing
the Procurement Gap, which surveyed more than 500 government and industry
professionals and shows strong agreement regarding how to implement procurement
improvements without reforming the FAR.
The survey results include recommendations
from both perspectives regarding how to conduct better procurements and affect
a reduced number of related protests. For example, the majority of respondents
is not in favor of the practice of lowest priced, technically acceptable
evaluation criteria for services bids. The survey results also provide feedback
to support the importance of access to government in the early stages of the
procurement process, open communication regarding release dates and leaving
communication open until the final release of a Request for Proposal (RFP).
The results also show industry
and government agreement that using requests for information (RFIs) is a
valuable market research strategy to set technical requirements for
procurements, as well as one-on-one meetings during "Industry Days,” where bidders attend procurement announcement
meetings and learn about procurement requirements.
the full article here.
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