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Race to the Top - Procurement. Douglas Richins, C.P.M. January 14, 2010 Washington D.C. . Effect of Different State Procurement Rules on Consortium Design and Management. Legal Authority to Participate Executive support Sponsorship Early Involvement by Procurement Professionals

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Race to the top procurement

Race to the Top - Procurement

Douglas Richins, C.P.M.

January 14, 2010

Washington D.C.


Effect of different state procurement rules on consortium design and management

Effect of Different State Procurement Rules on Consortium Design and Management

  • Legal Authority to Participate

    • Executive support

      • Sponsorship

      • Early Involvement by Procurement Professionals

    • Understanding of the advantages of cooperative contracting

      • Combining and Leveraged Buying Power

      • Standardization of Requirements

      • Reduction of Administrative Expenses

      • Rapid Deployment (as opposed to separate state procurements)


Effect of different state procurement rules on consortium design and management1

Effect of Different State Procurement Rules on Consortium Design and Management

  • Composition of the Consortium

    • Memorandum of Agreement

  • Who will be the “Lead Entity”

    • Experience with consortium procurement?

    • Procurement Rules

      • Adequate

        • Federal compliance

      • Flexible

        • Appropriate Procurement Method


Effect of different state procurement rules on consortium design and management2

Effect of Different State Procurement Rules on Consortium Design and Management

  • Composition of Sourcing Team

    • Lead State Administrator

    • Cross Section of Participating States

    • Procurement Experts

    • Subject Matter Experts

  • Role and Life Span of Sourcing Team

    • Development

    • RFP Issuance and Evaluation

    • Implementation

    • Contract Administration


Involving potential assessment vendors

Involving Potential Assessment Vendors

  • Request for Information Process

  • Industry Meetings Prior to Proposal Drafting

  • Pre-Proposal Conferences


Competitive vs sole source selection

Competitive vs. Sole Source Selection

  • Competitive Advantages

    • Fair and Equitable Vendor Treatment

    • Competition Invites Innovation

    • Efficiencies and Economies of Scale

  • Flexible Procurement Process

    • Best Value Selection

    • Potential for Best and Final Offers

    • Contract Change Management


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