Public-Private Partnerships

Set Standards for Government Contracts, THEN Allow Open Bidding

I think it just as important to control quality as to contain costs, so I would recommend that the federal government require all private contractors to meet a set of health, safety, and environment care standards similar to its own internal standards--whether this be in the United States or overseas. After working as a contract wildland firefighter and as a Americorps forestry volunteer (separately), I have seen very ...more »

Submitted by (@spiralwinddancer)

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Truly open proposals and review process

I am a part of the small business, and we would like to partner with larger businesses and a local university to be able to provide services to the government. Being "outside the beltway" and actually outside the Northern Virginia area, we can do software development and other services for much less than the typical "big guys" that seem to get all of the work. I think it would be interesting if we could submit proposals, ...more »

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