Andrew Bank

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Check out our latest press releases and media coverage of our initiatives, as we solve the most pressing problems for Public Sector Procurement, Parts Supply Chain Management and Engineering Document Automation.

The Digital Transformation Manifesto

Engineers do too much manual labor, which takes too much time, and produces too many errors. It's time for a paradigm shift.  Engineering documents have largely been left behind in the wider quest for digital transformation, but as more companies are seeing...

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2024 Procurement Landscape Updates

As the new government fiscal year is underway, we’re tracking several acquisition policy issues and opportunities that may impact your public sector sales strategy.  The Federal government has been running on a series of continuing resolutions (CRs) since the...

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GSA FCP Transition in Full Swing

If you hold a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, you’ll want to pay attention to updates on the on-going rollout of the Federal Acquisition Service Catalog Platform (FCP). The new platform provides a modern framework for suppliers to provide Contracting...

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The Future of Fair and Reasonable Pricing Policy

In public procurement, pricing decisions are governed by the ‘Fair and Reasonable’ litmus test; however, procurement regulations (i.e., the FAR) don’t explicitly define ‘Fair and Reasonable’. While buyers and sellers likely have different ideas about what constitutes...

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GSA Commercial Platform Program Update

In 2020, GSA (in partnership with OMB) awarded three commercial eMarketplace contracts to Amazon Business, Fisher Scientific, and Overstock Government. These contracts enable government purchase card holders to buy commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) items through...

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The Digital Thread for Engineering Requirements

“Digital thread” is probably a term you’ve heard many times, but it’s not always clear what it means, and often has different nuanced definitions depending on the industry. In this quick primer, we’ll define the digital thread and then focus on one way to make your...

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