Good help can be hard to find. Nobody knows that better than government procurement agents. Trying to staff a multitude of projects all with varying scopes, government procurement agents must often sift through numerous bids to find the perfect contractor for each job. Occasionally, you… Read More »Looking to Neighboring Counties for Contractors
As the nation ramps up for the new school year, government procurement agents may find themselves in the market for educational software that facilitates remote learning. This could be a relatively novel purchase as our focus shifts from in-person to online learning. Many of the… Read More »How to Vet Good Educational Software
You know what they say: Work smarter, not harder. What if instead of checking each government agency in your area individually for new work opportunities, there was a way to fill out one central profile and connect to all of the government procurement divisions in… Read More »Registering for Government Contracts One County (or 500 Employers) at a Time
Following compliance guidelines is an important part of what a procurement agent does. By adhering to guidelines, they can ensure that their department is free from ill-advised spending, corruption, and fraud. Here are the top five compliance traps that procurement agents should be aware of,… Read More »The Top 5 Compliance Traps Made by Government Procurement Agents
As a government procurement agent, you’re a pro at creating RFPs. But what happens when no one responds? Here are a few tips on how to get bids, when your bid number is zero. Review your ask – Check out your RFP and really look… Read More »What to Do if No One Responds to Your RFP
Government procurement agents have been working overtime securing a wide variety of necessary items. Personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies, cleaning supplies, even school supplies such as extra desks and chairs have been needed in greater volume from a variety of state, local, and education… Read More »Need Storage? Find a Place (and a Partner) for Your Excess Equipment
Not all procurement networks are built the same. When moving into online procurement, it’s important to choose a network that offers all the features and benefits your business needs to secure government contracts. DemandStar recognizes how important their service is not only to government procurement… Read More »The Benefits of the DemandStar Procurement Network
Government contractors and procurement agents, alike, can take advantage of a streamlined bidding process that provides numerous benefits thanks to eBidding. No more giant paper proposals that must be printed out and dropped off in person, and with the pandemic keeping people home, going digital… Read More »Three Steps to Filling a Winning eBid
Climate change is a topic that’s on everyone’s mind. Even big automakers are committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. The U.S. has also rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, indicating that (at least for now) the government is focused on limiting global warming, reducing consumption… Read More »Going Green: What Procurement Officers Should Look for in the World of Cleantech
STEM Programs Mean More Technology RFPs. Take These Three Steps into consideration when responding to RFPs for STEM Services.
One area of education in the United States that has gained quite a bit of attention in science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Globally, the American school system is behind in this type of education. A 2017 study of graduate students showed that foreign nationals… Read More »STEM Programs Mean More Technology RFPs. Take These Three Steps into consideration when responding to RFPs for STEM Services.