Buying Technology: Why Traditional Purchasing Rules Need to Change

Session Time: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
L100 HIJ
Speakers: 
Moderator
Consulting Practice Manager
GFOA
Speaker
Managing Director - Industry Strategy, Education & Government
Workday
Speaker
Chief Information Officer
City of Philadelphia, PA
Speaker
Senior Fellow
e.Republic
Field of Study: 
Business Management & Organization
CPE Credits: 
2
Description: 

It’s seldom argued that the best technology is the cheapest. But to get the best value, should government managers always have to request exceptions from standard procurement rules? This session will focus on innovative ways governments are approaching technology purchases and how competition can be protected by focusing on value rather than just up-front cost. Case studies will include public/private partnerships, innovative contracting techniques, and the potential use of performance contracts modeled on social impact bonds.

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