A Consumer’s View of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA)

  |  April 10, 2013

Die tCoke Vs Diet Pepsi

I am a LPTA consumer. My drink of choice is caffeine-free Diet Coke, when I shop the "lowest price" I can normally buy a 64 ounce bottle with prices of between ninety-nine cents and $1.99. Some large box grocery stores use a pricing technique of buy 4 for a price of $5. They make us do math and make us think you have to buy in volume to get the $1.25 price which is mostly never true.

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The Continuing Saga of the Fiscal Cliff: Dawn of a New Day

  |  April 10, 2013

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On Tuesday, March 26, the president signed a continuing resolution (CR) that provides definitive appropriations for all federal agencies for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013. It matters not so much that this CR retains the full $85 billion sequestration. What matters most is that all the federal agencies and military services now have their appropriations in hand.

Now that the agencies and services know the exact amount of dollars they have to spend, the period of confusion and indecision is over. Procurement personnel, from the contract specialists to the assistant secretary level, can now move forward with confidence. As a result, proposal activity should begin to flow at a rate approaching normal speed for the season.

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The Continuing Saga of the Fiscal Cliff: What is the Next Step?

  |  March 6, 2013

On March 1, the much feared fiscal cliff sequestration took place. A doomsday machine thought to be so terrible it could never become law is now in gear. What can we expect to happen? Will hundreds of thousands of federal employees be facing forced furloughs after the 30-day waiting period prescribed by law? Will thousands of federal contractor companies have to continue making layoffs, see reduced business opportunities, or maybe even go out of business?

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