Happy 5 Year Anniversary Trijo!

November is a big month for ECI and it’s members;

We are happy to announce the 5 year anniversary of Trijo George at Estrada Consulting Inc.

Estrada Consulting Inc. is proud to have some of the greatest and most dedicated talent around as a part of its team. We know and appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes in to pulling off such a successful record of work across the industry.

We understand that you have a choice and we congratulate ourselves on having you a part of our team.

Thank you for bringing your best to help us achieve success across North America year after year.

From the ECI Family, we would like to congratulate you, and thank you on your 5 years anniversary of being a part of our story.

Congratulations on achieving this anniversary with us! We know you have worked hard for this accomplishment and we truly appreciate your dedication.

Happy 5 Years at ECI! Congratulations, and Thank You!

October is a big month for ECI and it’s members;

We are happy to announce the 5 year anniversary of Staya Vunnam & Namrata Khatri at Estrada Consulting Inc.

Estrada Consulting Inc. is proud to have some of the greatest and most dedicated talent around as a part of its team. We know and appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes in to pulling off such a successful record of work across the industry.

We understand that you have a choice and we congratulate ourselves on having you a part of our team.

Thank you for bringing your best to help us achieve success across North America year after year.

From the ECI Family, we would like to congratulate you, and thank you on your 5 years anniversary of being a part of our story.

Congratulations on achieving this anniversary with us! We know you have worked hard for this accomplishment and we truly appreciate your dedication.

Find us at an event near you!

In the next few months the ECI team will be attending multiple events across the West Coast. From California, Washington to British Columbia!

That’s right you heard it! We are now offering services, hiring developers and attending events in Canada.

To keep track of our work, job and learning opportunities, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, & Medium.

Or meet us in Person at one of the events below! We’re the ones with the biggest smile’s in the room waiting to hear from you!

Make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions!

 

8th Annual CTOBC Event Las Vegas, Nevada

ECI members regularly attend events across the Western and Pacific Northwest of the United States of America & Canada in order to get to know the various organizations requiring professional services. We are always looking to showcase our talent and expertise to the Governments of the states we operate in.

This week ECI’s very own Christopher Shelton attended the 8th Annual Committed to Our Business Community event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event was put in place by Clark County, Nevada in order to show the County and Governance commitment to the business community. Among those attending were the Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.

While the event was mostly geared towards the private sector of the Nevada business community, there was a great opportunity to meet with and get to know the members of Clark County governance.

Clark County, Nevada is now one of the biggest and most successful counties in the Nevada that has been implementing electronic and modern services for its residents.

Follow us on Social Media, or check out our website to see where we will be attending next, update yourself on any events you may have missed or if you want to read technical material and analysis.

Cooperative Contracts

A quick dive in to what is happening in the world of Procurement in the eyes of Contractors and Governments.

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  • National Institute of government Procurement states after conducting extensive due diligence and market research, public procurement should, where permissible by law or regulation, consider the use of cooperative contracts, in order to lower prices, lower administrative costs, increase competition, and obtain more favorable terms and conditions.
  • The 2019 Survey shows a strong favor amongst all parties for more cooperative contracts
  • By Introducing cooperative contracts, governments can help obtain quality goods and services to support effective and efficient government ensuring the prudent use of public funds.

This week the annual survey of State and Local Government Procurement Professionals was published through a collaborative effort between GovWin and Deltek which brought along with it some incredible insight in to the future of procurement from multiple angles; notably in this regard was the strong preference of cooperative contracts in the industry from both Contractors and Government’s.

What is Cooperative Procurement?

Cooperative Procurement is a term that refers to the combining of requirements of two or more public procurement entities to leverage the benefits of volume purchases, delivery and supply chain advantages, best practices, and the reduction of administrative time and expenses.

 

To understand simply, is that two or more organizations combine their resources in order to pull of a larger project that they would not have individually qualified for or been able to efficiently complete.


This allows for a more opportunity for growth and cooperation between organizations looking to gain contracts.

 

The Survey

This survey was done by testing four potential motivations for making a purchase using a cooperative contract; Time, Money, Solutions, Gap Filling.

What does this mean?

The results were heavily skewed as most organizations would prefer having the ability to collaborate and cooperate with third parties in order to efficiently pull off a project.

From a contractor perspective, cooperative purchases among government buyers helps contractors to prioritize their sales efforts across both traditional and alternative channels.

Not all businesses can qualify for national contracts, but there are also regional co-ops and statewide contracts that are cooperative in nature. For those firms who can participate, these cooperative contracts offer lower marketing costs on a per unit basis, larger per-contract revenue on average, stability of income, and potentially better overall profits as a result.

Why do we need more Cooperative Procurement?

According to NASPO (National Association of State Procurement Officials): The primary role of public procurement is to obtain quality goods and services to support effective and efficient government ensuring the prudent use of public funds. Public procurement professionals add value to every government program by:

  • Providing efficient delivery of products and services;
  • Obtaining best value through competition;
  • Offering fair and equitable competitive contracting opportunities for suppliers; and
  • Maintaining public confidence through ethical and transparent procurement practices.

In Conclusion

The benefits of cooperative contracts far outweigh the drawbacks, both contractors and governments have shown a strong inclination for it, and it will provide more competition and opportunities for all levels of contracting which will be a net positive for the taxpayers.