The ninth book in the IBM Endowment Series on the Business of Government, The Procurement Revolution continues the tradition of timely and vital information dissemination, which the series has come to stand for. Focusing on the profound and revolutionary changes the government has had and will have to make in its approach to procuring goods and services, this book strives to capture the creativity and energy that can and should be brought to government procurement.
Mark A. Abramson is executive director of the The IBM Center for The Business of Government. Prior to joining the Endowment, he was chairman of Leadership, Inc. Mr. Abramson served as the first president of the Council for Excellence in Government. He also served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Chapter 1 The Transformation of Government Procurement Chapter 2 A Vision of the Government as a World-Class Buyer: Major Procurement Issues for the Coming Decade Chapter 3 The Procurement Partnership Model: Moving to a Team-Based Approach Chapter 4 Making Performance-Based Contracting Perform: What the Federal Government Can Learn from State and Local Governments Chapter 5 IT Outsourcing: A Primer for Public Managers Chapter 6 Contracting for the 21st Century: A Partnership Model Chapter 7 Moving To Public-Private Partnerships: Learning from the Experience of Others Chapter 8 State Government E-Procurement in the Information Age: Issues, Practices, and Trends Chapter 9 Transforming Procurement: The Potential of Auctions