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 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.
When government procurement agents create a request for proposal (RFP), they’ll want to get back high-quality responses from qualified vendors. This can lead them to make the RFP incredibly detailed. While being detailed is good and can help vendors know what is needed, RPFs that… Read More »All in the Details, and Then Some. When RFPs Are Too Long for Their Own Good.
Maintaining a fleet of vehicles is a colossal responsibility. In the public sector, a fleet could consist of school buses, waste management vehicles, fire engines, police vehicles, animal control trucks, and numerous other types of department vehicles. It’s a lot to keep track of and… Read More »Procurement Strategies for a “Smart Fleet” That Are Safe and Economically Sound
by Ben Vaught, Founder, and CEO of DemandStar Not all manufacturers are the same, and selecting the right manufacturer can mean the difference between a successful project and one that’s full of headaches and frustration. While selecting the lowest bid can be an attractive option… Read More »Not All Manufacturers Are the Same. What to Look for in Manufacturing Bids
Government procurement agents can play a huge role in supporting underrepresented groups by increasing supplier diversity. Since they’re the people looking for bids and making final decisions, a conscious effort to increase supplier diversity can help government agencies reach their inclusion goals. Whether you already… Read More »The Best Way to Increase Supplier Diversity
As a government procurement agent, you need to make sure that projects get done in a timely manner, stay on budget, and that you find the best vendor for the job. In some situations, procurement agents may feel like there are few vendors to choose… Read More »The 3 Best Practices for Making Government Bids More Competitive
As a vendor, you may be wondering how you can get additional government work. After all, there are hundreds of billions of dollars in government contract work up for grabs each year. For a contractor looking to make a good impression in their bid, the… Read More »Get New Government Work by Demonstrating Old Government Work