Department of State

Lower ICASS Furniture Pool Costs, Adhere to the Buy America Act

The State Department should purchase furniture for ICASS furniture pools from the cheapest source possible, instead of through their current expensive contract. This change adheres to the procurement guidelines outlined in the Buy America Act (U.S. Code , Title 41, Chapter 1, section 10a). Management Officers worldwide should be encouraged to find the highest quality, but lowest cost supplier for the Department. A master ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Recycling computers and furniture

Every year government recycles computer equipments (desktops, laptops, monitors, printers and unused cartridges) and furniture, most of them in perfectly good working condition. Why not dispense these items to elementary and junior schools in need of these items. An online system can be developed to receive requests from schools desirous of having these surplused items.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Furniture Cost Reduction

I believe that during this time of budget reductions, we need to look at major expenditures such as the purchasing of furniture/cubicles when we have furniture/ cubicles that are fairly new. The cost of reconfiguration and/or moving would be much less than buying all new because someone wants a “new style”. Some furniture is new from the last time offices were reconfigured a short time ago and most of the rest is still ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Furniture Cost Reduction

I believe that during this time of budget reductions, we need to look at major expenditures such as the purchasing of furniture/cubicles when we have furniture/ cubicles that are fairly new. The cost of reconfiguration and/or moving would be much less than buying all new because someone wants a “new style”. Some furniture is new from the last time offices were reconfigured a short time ago and most of the rest is still ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Goverment Furniture Green Savings

All Government Agenices getting rid of there furniture should been donw this way a long time ago, My Idea is Create a We site, that public can make a bid for the items, by filling out the Forum and see what available to be refurbished, ie tables, coffee end table and other wooden furnitures can save or giving to the College, Schools, Dorm rooms and Family Homes. This Would Save The Government a huge amount of ...more »

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General Services Administration

Federal "Classifieds"

Have a clearinghouse for office supplies, furniture, computer equipment, uniforms, anything that people can use that they may not need anymore, or have a surplus on, that other people may need. Instead of always buying new stuff, save money by using something already purchased, or reusing. May also reduce waste. Uniform caches for all agencies that use them, so not always buying new ones, especially if in good condition, ...more »

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General Services Administration

Partner w/Private Industry To Lower Online Govt. Retail Costs

Billions are spent each year by federal government agencies on IT infrastructure to run their online (and outdated) legacy retail efforts. Now, in today's tough economic times, efforts to update these systems may never happen due to high costs. As an alternative, utilizing private systems. For ex., Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing unit might provide one logical alternative. Amazon Web Services started small in 2006 by ...more »

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Department of Defense

Reutilization of Office Furniture

I suggest, in order to create an immediate savings, that we cancel any government office furniture orders (which would not breach a contract) and halt any future orders. As a member of the armed forces, I can personally attest to the necessity of having to 'scrounge' or reutilize older furniture. This frequently results in a somewhat mismatched, yet fully functional office. I can also attest to having seen good office ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services - IMB

Furniture

We purchase so much furniture for offices and conference rooms. There are purchases of office chairs that cost over 400 dollars. In addition of furniture purchases for employees, there is a high turnover of employees to newer positions and the chairs are left behind or put in hallways. We dont have 400 dollar chairs at home, so why at work. We should not be allowed to use corporate businesses (such as staples or office ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Standardized Office Furniture and Equipment

Lower the cost of office furniture by standardizing office furniture across all government agencies. Why does a desk in one office need to look any different than the desk in the next room, floor, building, or agency? This will reduce the time personnel spend selecting furniture, allow ubiquitous transfer of furniture from one office/agency to the next, and drive down cost by encouraging competition in industry.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Purchasing and Agency Surplus

Maintain an agency surplus for office supplies and equipment that offices can use to meet their needs. Likewise, offices can add to that surplus every 6 months, by combing through their own supplies and equipment which is not used. I'm the purchasing agent and equipment inventory coordinator for my office. We have less than 150 employees who make little effort to request items which would save any money to the Government. ...more »

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