Inside the April 2011 issue...
The Anatomy of Change: Georgia's State Procurement Transformation
The State of Georgia underwent a procurement transformation from 2004 through 2010, and this article highlights key elements of managed change in this major procurement transformation initiative.
By: Richard Pennington
"Greening" a Protest Response: Team Collaboration Tools Encourage Environmental Sustainability
Use of collaborative tools can improve acquisitions and enhance project efficiency, effectiveness, and team cohesion, all while protecting the environment.
By: Mark Terzano
Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracting in the Kuwait Oil and Gas Industry: Constraints and Improvement Efforts
Valuable information on the prevalent contracting practices of the oil and gas industry in Kuwait, a sector expected to invest hugely in projects in the coming years.
By: Rajeshwar L. Jain and Prodosh K. Mitra
U.S. Government Services Contracting, Part 1: Buying and Selling Life Cycle
A structured approach to understand how professional services are acquired by, sold to, and delivered/performed for the U.S. government.
By: Gregory A. Garrett
Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontracts
An analysis of the newly revised FAR 4.14 and 52.204-10, which require contractors to report certain information on executive compensation and first-tier subcontractor awards.
By: John N. Ford and David J. Lundsten
Federal Procurement Systems: Understanding Their Purpose and Relationships
Understanding the purpose of each federal government procurement system can facilitate the search for contracting opportunities, promote compliance with reporting requirements, reinforce the need for data accuracy and consistency, help locate information on trends, and just plain relieve frustration with the federal contracting process.
By: Gloria Sochon
Get Caught in Web 2.0
Most companies, to some degree, struggle with information sharing. Web 2.0 tools help facilitate information sharing and are inexpensive and effective ways for employees to communicate, regardless of location.
By: Kim Waeber
Seven hallmarks of a great workplace.
By: Norm Spitzig
Requirements contracts: order limitations and conflicting interpretations.
By: Jack Horan and John Sorrenti