Articles tagged with : Lohfeld Consulting Group

The challenging search for good procurement practices

Washington Technology Article

A year ago, headlines were all about IT procurement reform, with Congress threatening to impose new rules on government that promised to increase effectiveness and improve results. This quickly gave way to more sage advice arguing that what we needed was not procurement reform, but instead, continual and incremental improvements in procurement processes and adoption of best procurement practices. Today, I see little evidence that the government procurement market is converging on the best IT procurement practices. Instead, agencies appear to be adopting diverse strategies focusing on finding expedient, protest-resistant procurement solutions rather than focusing on enhancing mission outcomes. Many of these practices are gaining market share, but may fall short of achieving long-term mission objectives and have unintended outcomes that ultimately may prove disadvantageous to both government and industry. Let me give you some examples. GSA GWACS Both OASIS and the upcoming Alliant II large and small business procurements...

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Doing More with Less…And Winning More – Lohfeld BD Webinar Series

The typical company spends on average 10% of their revenue target on Bids and Proposals (B&P). Risks that increase the B&P budget include poor bid decisions, an immature solution, insufficient training and tools, large review teams producing comments that are not actionable, and lack of executive support. With constrained budgets and increased competition for smaller work share, contractors cannot afford to waste B&P dollars. Lohfeld Consulting Group’s Principal Consultants Brenda Crist, CPF APMP, and Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP, presented an interactive webinar on November 20 to 157 participants to highlight how to increase productivity and win rates. Download Doing More with Less…And Winning More. About the Presenters: Brenda Crist is a Managing Director at Lohfeld Consulting Group, a past President of the APMP NCA Chapter, and APMP Fellow. She holds Professional-level Accreditation, coordinated the 2012 Accreditation Survey, and has Master’s Degree in Public Administration from American University. Lisa Pafe, PMP,...

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