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Kudos to D.C. procurement for inauguration
Executive leadership and a well-trained and alert staff resulted in an outstanding national event enjoyed around the world; excellent performance and intuitive project management by a leader in the procurement profession.
Congratulations, David, on another example in your long list of accomplishments.
Reed Stoddard, CPPB Director, procurement and materials management (interim)Austin Community College District Austin, Texas
Editor’s note: This comment was submitted online in response to Michael Keating’s Feb. 2 article, “Flawless inauguration, thanks to well-planned purchasing operation,” on GovPro.com. The article also appears on P. 8 in this issue of Go Pro.
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When reviewing the results of the evaluation of proposals under an RFP, you notice that one member of the review team — Joe — scored one proposal much higher, and the other proposals much lower, than the other team members. Later that day, you overhear someone mention Joe’s name in the lunchroom. You usually don’t pay attention to gossip, but you hear them talking about Joe living with the sales rep from a local supplier. When you check the evaluation sheets, you see that the local supplier mentioned in the lunchroom submitted the proposal that Joe rated so highly. What do you do?
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