Discuss what he or she thinks are the major acquisition and procurement issues and challenges facing the Federal Government and its industry over the next 5-10 years. Of course, feel free to address this question towards your specific Agency, Department, or Company if desired.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:22 am ad1c9bdddf
Government Procurement Law
Discuss what he or she thinks are the major acquisition and procurement issues and challenges facing the Federal Government and its industry over the next 5-10 years. Of course, feel free to address this question towards your specific Agency, Department, or Company if desired.
Introduction: The issues being addressed by this question are not overly complex. As I usually do, I will provide you with a step-by-step approach to developing an understanding of the issue surrounding government procurement law.
1. In an article by Chris O'Connell that provides commentary on Federal Acquisition Regulations, five areas of challenge for the future of government procurement are addressed: full transparency across the acquisition lifecycle, agility in the platform and the organization, processes to spur open competition, better tools for younger professionals, rapid deployment and speed to market (O'Connell, 2012). Let's look at each of these five areas in some detail.
2. Full transparency across the acquisition life-cycle (O'Connell, 2012): A memorandum from the Executive Office of the President states, "The Administration is committed to increasing transparency and improving access to government information and data for all people," (Jordan & VanRockel, 2013). This report by itself although informative, provides some food for thought when you consider the issue of transparency. How many people know anything about Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act? In layman's terms, transparency speaks of being able to see a fact or information clearly. In the government procurement language, transparency does not ...
This article introduces the student to the difficult challenges related to the government procurement process. The research presented to the student details many serious difficulties companies face when entering the procurement process. The research lists five important issues that create difficult challenges for the future of government procurement. These challenges are similar for every level of government.