EVM – Have You Communicated Its Value to Acquisition and Project Management?

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Being able to efficiently and effectively diagnose the health of an organization’s portfolio of contracts takes time and persistence. Earned Value Management (EVM), a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress, makes it possible. However, those in the federal sector, including EVM experts, need to do more to communicate its value for increased […]

Better Acquisition Decisions through Financial Analysis – Part 2

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No matter how products and services are being acquired, financial analysis can help in decision making to acquire the requirements in the best and most cost effective ways. Federal Government acquisition uses frameworks and processes that leverage several financial tools to maximize the value procured from the solution while decreasing the risk of wasted resources. […]

Better Acquisition Decisions through Financial Analysis

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Government spending has become a political football, and with budget cuts and sequestration, there is greater pressure to spend taxpayer dollars in the most cost effective way and to be able to prove that we are doing so. It seems like a daunting challenge, as more scrutiny has been placed on Federal programs that are […]

Writing a Task Order Against an IDIQ – Make Sure You’re Covered!

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Do not assume anything when you are writing a task order against an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Why? Ever write a task order and miss something or miss ensuring the proper contract language rigor is included? For example, what happens when a task order is written against an IDIQ contract and language requiring […]

How Basic Agreements & Better Supplier Relationships Save Money – Download a Readiness Checklist

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America’s national pastime just wrapped up with the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Tigers in the World Series.  As I was preparing to speak at the NCMA Government Contract Management Conference (GCMC) on Supplier Relationships and Basic Agreements, I was struck with a baseball analogy to explain the power of these little-used Agreements:What if Giant Gregor Blanco’s […]