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State Bid Protests

State Bid Protests

This research provides information on bid protests processes in state central procurement offices, debriefing practices, the level of effort to respond to protests, and the value of allowing the process. Statutory and policy language regarding definitions for bid protests, timing for filing, timeline for response and the decision process, as well as states’ experiences implementing bid protest bonds policies are presented in four appendices.
Monday, April 1, 2013/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3740)/Comments (0)/
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Emergency Preparedness for State Procurement Officials Guide

Emergency Preparedness for State Procurement Officials Guide

This guide is designed to support the evaluation of procurement office preparedness to support an emergency situation. An emergency generally means an extraordinary event which occurs with very little time to develop a unique concept of response for that event. This paper identifies issues to consider before, during and after a catastrophic event, highlights potential problem areas of which to be aware, and offers suggested best practices.
Friday, March 1, 2013/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3681)/Comments (0)/
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Credit/Debit Card Interchange Fees and State Procurement

Credit/Debit Card Interchange Fees and State Procurement

This paper reviews recent reforms to interchange fees, discusses potential implications for state governments’ procurement card programs, associated with the terms of the proposed settlement agreed between payment card networks and merchants.

In addition, the paper identifies key areas for procurement officials to consider in order to guide potential adjustments to state procurement card programs and accommodate expected changes in the industry.
Saturday, September 1, 2012/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3693)/Comments (0)/
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In-state Preferences

In-state Preferences

During these difficult economic times, state governments are often pressured to do more to assist their local suppliers. This brief defines in-state preference, outlines the implications of this tactic and also discusses recent statistics, as well as advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3856)/Comments (0)/
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Meeting the Challenges of World-Class Procurement

Meeting the Challenges of World-Class Procurement

This paper looks at the challenges faced by senior procurement officials in administering a procurement system that achieves value, provides an equitable chance for companies to participate, and overall promotes public confidence in the integrity of the process. The focus of this paper is on what our elected officials and other senior leadership can do to reach those goals.
Sunday, July 1, 2012/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3833)/Comments (0)/
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