September 27, 2016
Lack of Transparency Hurting Government Contracting
Source: Washington Technology, Nick Wakeman, August 26, 2016
We all like it when people agree with us so I have to call attention to a recent LinkedIn posting by Jaime Gracia that rifted off of a blog I wrote last month about the lack of transparency in awarding task orders.
Gracia, CEO of Seville Government Consulting, agrees with me about the need for more transparency and raises some additional points worth calling attention to.
“There simply is too much secrecy with the amount of money flowing through all the contract vehicles across government,” Gracia wrote in his LinkedIn post. “I know many small businesses spend countless hours trying to find out information about these activities, with little success unless you have some insider knowledge.”
While I was focused on task orders, Gracia also pulls in the lack of transparency around the pre-solicitation process. He thinks there needs to be more transparency around responses to sources sought notices.
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