General Services Administration

Centralize USG Procurement & Erase Unintentional Competition

We all know the USG’s Federal agencies, departments, bureaus, contractors etc. spend billions of dollars annually on the procurement of simple goods to run their offices and in-field operations. These are basic products (paper, pens, power cords, post-its etc.) which any entity - public or private - requires to conduct a successful business. The items are mostly small in per-unit-price, yet when extrapolated to support... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Appropriate Hearing Aid Replacements

In most VA systems, Veterans are entitled to 2 hearing aids once every 3 or 4 years. With improving technology and crafting, the average lifespan of hearing aids is now approximately five years. A typical VA with 8 audiologists can expect to deliver approximately 80 hearing aids per week. With the average cost of hearing aids on contract at $850.00 per set of hearing aids, this leads to a cost of over $3.5 million... more »

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