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by Jonathan Mak

At the conclusion of International Public Procurement Conference - IPPC5 in 2012, a challenge was set by RFPSOLUTIONS' Jonathan Mak to departing participants to define “procurement.” There does not seem to be a single, obvious answer, with definitions perhaps differing with the respondent and their relation to the topic. Is a single off-the-shelf purchase “procurement”? What if it is part of an overall strategy? Is “procurement” achieving contracts, outcomes, or something else? The answers to these questions, and others, are extremely important to those affected by the discipline.

Author Jonathan Mak explores this broader topic of the nature of “procurement,” in general and in terms of “public procurement,” in order to frame the discourse on procurement, and to examine what it may mean for those in and around the field.

Read Jonathan's Article: "What is Procurement" and others by RFPS' staff below. If you have any questions, or you have a procurement topic you'd like us to reasearch for an article, feel free to contact us today.

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Below are a number of Articles written by RFPSOLUTIONS' very own staff. Each article addresses a specific topic relevant to Governement Procurement and the RFP Process. These articles are in Adobe PDF format, you will need to use Acrobat Reader.


You can download and install the free reader from the Internet Website of Adobe Systems Incorporated. [Les articles en francais qui sont disponibles.]



TITLE


PUBLICATION

AUTHOR

DATE

What is Procurement?
IPPC
Jonathan Mak
March 2014
Increased Transparency in Basis of Selection and Award Decisions IPPC
 Jonathan Mak July 2013
CLCAs: Not Optional in Federal Contracting Summit Magazine Tona Locke December 2011
Be Careful What you Wish For... RFPUpdate  Jonathan Mak October 2010

Contract Splitting

FMI Journal

Jonathan Mak January 2010

Why Is It Important to Undertake Good Planning Before Undertaking a Procurement Process?


FMI Journal

Andrea Deme

October 2009


Task-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS) – An Overview

FMI Journal

Jonathan Kealey

Rebecca de Sousa

June 2009

The Procurement Manager's Dilemma


Summit Magazine

David Swift

March 2009


Contributions and Contracts Collide

CGE Magazine

David Swift November 2008

A Tale of Two Contracts


FMI Journal

Cathryn Kallwitz

October 2008


All-star Procurement Performances


CGE Magazine

David Swift

February 2008


The Importance of Standards in Public Procurement and the Fallacies of the Quick Fix


FMI Journal

Kashef Majid

January 2008


Procurement Paralysis - Part 2


CGE Magazine

David Swift

October 2007


An Ounce of Prevention - Preparing for the Pandemic


FMI Journal

Andrea Deme

May 2007


Procurement Paralysis


CGE Magazine

David Swift

May 2007


Need to Develop an RFP? Read This First!


FMI Journal

Michelle Schulte

February 2007


Developing RFP Statements of Work – The Need for Standardization & Tools


FMI Journal

Jonathan Kealey

February 2007


The Federal Accountability Act: What Will It Mean?


CGE Magazine

David Swift

January 2007


Procurement Dilemmas: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t...


FMI Journal

Robert Jordan

May 2006


The “Little White Lie” of Government Procurement


FMI Journal

David Swift

May 2006


Procurement as a Socio-Economic Policy Instrument


CGE Magazine

David Swift

April 2006


Under the Big Top and in the Fishbowl - Does the Public Procurement Process Achieve its Intended Outcomes?


FMI Journal

Cathryn Kallwitz

October 2005


Why The Best Don’t Always Win


CGE Magazine

David Swift

April 2005


The Chatroom - Fairness Monitoring


Summit Magazine

David Swift

March 2004


The Procurement “Squeeze Play”


CGE Magazine

David Swift

September 2004


The Changing Face of Professionalism


Summit Magazine

Bob Myers

December 2001


Cliquez ici pour obtenir la liste d’articles rédigés en français par l’équipe de RFPSOLUTIONS. Chaque article traite d’un sujet lié aux marchés publics et au processus de DP.