All throughout the conference circuit we continue to hear about innovation in contracting. The appetite is large for new and improved methods of procurement. Now, perhaps more than ever, contracting professionals are searching for ways to cut bureaucracy, streamline procedures, and evaluate proposals in more meaningful ways. Much progress has been made and celebrated over the last few years. The acquisition community painstakingly began using various types of proposal demonstrations in its evaluations, and now these types of evaluations appear almost common. Procuring agile software development services was once difficult and confusing, but now is the norm.
So where do we go from here? Join our panel on Episode 4 as we discuss using the multi-step advisory evaluation process combined with various types of proposal demonstrations. This practice has been used over the last year and is beginning to gain momentum throughout the contracting world. We’ll dissect the ins and outs of the multi-step advisory process with various types of demonstrations, and try to dive a little deeper on this one technique, rather than cover many at a high level. Well walk through each stage of the process and highlight best practices and pitfalls. We’ll share some data on just how effective this technique can be, while also cautioning against its use in certain situations. We’ll even provide some things to consider for vendors participating in these evaluations.
Our expert panel of contracting officers includes: