What is Sole Source
? Sole Source
Definition. Understand the difference between Sole Source
and Single Source
. Benefits of Sole Sourcing. When to use Sole Source
as a contracting method. Sole Source
Prescription. Sole Source
Justification. Inappropriate Sole Source
Justification. How to use Sole Source
. How to protest against Sole Source
solicitation. Sole Source
Solicitation Web References. Tips, templates, and samples of a professional protest letter. Learn tips on how to write a protest letter against a contract awarded as a sole source PubDate: 2008-03-15 00:00:00
Abstract: Sole Source Justification and Approval (J&A) form or letter: Justify the use of sole source by providing the reasons why the requested products or services are unique and unavailable from other sources. Discover what is Sole Source. Learn when and how to use Sole Source. Discover circumstances that could be considered as legitimate sole source justifications. Get a FREE sole source justification and approval template
Abstract: Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.
Abstract: In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.
Abstract: The 10 Open Source Tenets, Dealing with Open Source Legal Issues, Obama Going Open Source, Open Source Software History, Free Software Movement (FSM)
Abstract: Open source software’s development processes, and the new business models its developers adopt, provide a new way of resolving the problems of cost and quality for enterprise software. To make an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system available to companies, cost reduction is the first priority. Find out how open source software makes it possible to reduce development costs—while resulting in a high-quality product.
Abstract: Top reasons why organizations use Open Source Software. Why Compiere Open Source ERP and CRM Business Solution is #1 Open Source ERP and CRM Software.
Abstract: A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.
Abstract: Commercial open source business intelligence (BI) is becoming an alternative to proprietary open source BI for medium and large companies. However, commercial BI solutions have major demerits compared to proprietary BI, and have a long way to go to compete in the market. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of commercial open source BI compared to proprietary BI, and which one may be better for your company.
Abstract: A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don’t have to pay subscription fees or shell out for licensing doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs with open source implementation. Find out the questions you should ask before choosing open source—and how to best evaluate and compare your CMS options.
Abstract: While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server.
Abstract: Learn tips on how to protest against a Sole Source solicitation process. Sole Source is a non-competitive purchase or procurement process accomplished through solicitation or acceptance of a proposal from one single source
Abstract: Learn tips on how to write a sole source protest letter. The sole source protest letter must be specific, factual, substantiated, and timely. To be deemed so, the protest has to follow strict rules. Faulting to comply with such rules, the sole source protest letter will be dismissed for lack of specificity should it fail to articulate any ground to show that the awarded organization is not eligible for award. Indeed
Abstract: Learn tips on how to write a professional Sole Source Protest Letter, against a non-competitive procurement from one single source or sole source
Abstract: What differentiates highly successful companies from the ones that struggle, or worse yet, don’t make it? What do companies like Microsoft and Boeing have that ensures that they maintain their market leader status? They deliver their products, services, and images differently, but consistently. They have spent a great deal of money, research, and effort to determine their optimal business flow, and they follow business best practices that put in place “systems” that guarantee their success. Small businesses can also gain the competitive advantage by implementing best practices. Learn how Advantage can model, facilitate, and enforce those best business practices for small businesses.
Abstract: Compiere project leader, Jorg Janke, reveals to TEC the advantages and difficulties in developing an ERP solution as Open Source software. Jorg explains some of the intricacies in modeling a business around servicing mature Open Source software.
Abstract: As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable alternative. Learn about the current state of open source BI, with particular focus on one vendor's products.
Abstract: In what may be an attempt to cash in on the open source OS game, Compaq is hinting it may open some parts of the source code for its Tru64 Unix operating system.
Abstract: As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you're looking for open source help, know what questions to ask to ensure you're getting what you need.