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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Federal Spectrum Leases versus sale

The President has proposed to make 500MHz of Federal spectrum available for wireless carriers to expand broadband internet and wireless available to more of the country. Instead of a "sale", the government should lease the spectrum to wireless carriers for 15-20 years with additional options to extend the lease at the government's discretion. This concept would provide the government almost the same revenue as the auction... more »

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Department of Defense

Sell Unused Equipment on Ebay

Sell unused military property on local listing websites such as Ebay & Craigslist. There are tens of thousands of dollars sitting at many military installations at the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Much of the equipment is in the form of electronics. In the past, auctions have been used to sell the equipment at below market value cost. Utilizing these popular websites, the government could raise... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Reverse Bidding for Goverment Purchase

When I bought my car, I used the reverse bidding to get the car I need with the lowest price from the multiple competitors within a short period of time. The goverment could use the same process for most of the goverment purchases (office supplies, printers, cartriges, COTS, machinery, etc..)

The reverse bidding is when the multiple sellers offer bids on the item, competing to offer the lowest price that meets all... more »

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Department of Defense

Utilize eBay-like system for redistribution of unwanted items.

Problem, as I perceive it:

Valuable equipment that is disposed of via the Defense Reutilization Management Office (DRMO) process often results in a lost opportunity for reuse within the DOD and other government organizations. This is due to the narrow visibility given to item being disposed of. If greater visibility were given to a specific item in the DRMO process, then there would be a greater chance for reuse to occur.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Reuse, Sell or Donate

There are many times when the government updates equipment/furniture. I have frequently seen old equipment/furniture thrown away. This includes computers, TV's, lamps, bedside tables, etc. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and save money, it would be more effective to either re-use the equipment elsewhere in the VA or with another local agency, sell or publicly auction the old equipment to recover some... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Auction High Dollar Equipment Individually Online with eBay

Items with a purchase price in excess of $10,000 should be sold individually at a commerical online action, such as eBay.

The government is selling off used expensive equiptment by the pallet at government auction. This has two problems. First, government auctions do not have the number of participants as online auction sites, and second, pallets of expensive items encourage middle man pricing, instead of market... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Auction off unneeded/unused government equipment

Too many pieces of equipment that would be useful in a civilian atmosphere are locked up in storage rooms or warehouses under the auspice that they may again, someday, be used --- only to spend their entire life gathering dust.

Office supplies, computer perhipherals, storage units etc could all be auctioned off to civilians or private industry for usage.

Retaining these items only takes up valuable storage space and... more »

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