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How bad are contract delays?

Nearly every executive I talk to complains about projects that keep getting delayed, during the pre-solicitation phase and after the award, when bid protests come into play, and everywhere in between.

With our latest research report, we’re trying to quantify how big a problem contract delays are, and what kind of impact the delays are having on your business.

But we need your help.

We’ve been sending out emails inviting people to participate in our survey, and the response has been good so far, but the more responses, the better the results.

So, if you haven’t already, take the survey. Here’s a link.

Once the results are final and we close the survey, we’ll dive into the analysis and report it back to you.

There are several opportunities in the survey to comment on the kind of impact these delays are having, so don’t hesitate to sound off.

We’re also hoping to develop an in-person event to give you a chance to discuss the issue with your peers. Stay tuned for more information on that.

The procurement delay report will be the seventh WT Insider Report we’ve published since launching the WT Insider membership program in the spring of 2013.

To date, we’ve done reports on partnering from the prime, sub and customer perspectives. We’ve explored the impact of lowest price, technically acceptable contracting. And we’ve analyzed 2014 buying trends. A report on 2015 buying trends will be published shortly.

These special reports are a key benefit of being a WT Insider. As an Insider, you get unlimited access to these reports as well as other benefits such as our contract award database that tracks all the contract awards we’ve covered.

If you aren’t a member, click here for more information.

In the meantime, take our survey.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

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