Archive for September 6th, 2017

A Texas Public Purchasing Lesson – RGV Vending vs Weslaco ISD

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

“RGV brought this action, claiming that the Board’s action violated section 44.031(b) of the Texas Education Code. Particularly, RGV complains that the Board failed to consider the criteria listed in section 44.031(b);  it believes that consideration of those criteria conclusively establishes that its bid was superior to the accepted bid…………..WISD’s failure to comply with section 44.031(b) provides a basis for RGV to raise its complaints in a court without first exhausting its administrative remedies.   Therefore, the trial court erred in granting WISD’s plea to the jurisdiction. ” Appellate Court Opinion

A Request for Proposal evaluation process includes criteria upon which points are assessed in the evaluation process. Failure to comply with the formal evaluation process can lead to vendor protests…………

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Lowering Costs & Getting Paid More Makes Sense

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

“I had a client actually offer to pay me even more because of the value I was delivering………….” – David Contorno

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Disrupting Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Radical Health Care Disruptor vs Status Quo Pharmacy Industrial Complex

Pharmacy benefit managers are, as Bloomberg News explains, “the middlemen with murky incentives behind their decisions about which drugs to cover, where they’re sold, and for how much.” 

The system is opaque and perverse — and it’s the only system we know………

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