Third-Party Procurement Solutions
Richard Oden DBA, Alexander At’Ta Associates has partnered with Contracts and Grants, LLC to offer Third Party Procurement Solutions to government agencies, independent organizations, and corporations.
Subject Matter Experts in Acquisition, Procurement, and Contract Management Support provide the following services:
Contracts and Grants provides a review and assessment of existing governing and legislative operating policies, ordinances, and procedures then recommends strategies to improve clients’ performance.
Development of Small Business Participation Program
Management of bid process
Development of evaluation criteria
Development and management of deliverables schedules
Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory ordinances
Development of fair and reasonable pricing standards
Unfortunately, the methods used by federal, state, and local governments to procure suppliers are not always in the best interest of the taxpayers. Suppliers can lack the accountability that would ensure contract parameters are being met properly.
Suppliers and subcontractors should be fiscally responsible for saving tax payers dollars.
Areas that contribute to poor performance by suppliers and their subcontractors combined with compliance issues with the government include:
Unsubstantiated allowable cost, spending, and project under performance
Unclear and inconsistent directives and standards in the solicitation process
Deficiencies in contract administration and management of subcontractors
Omission of evaluation factors within the solicitation
Incomplete or blurred scopes of work
Unsubstantiated compliance enforcement
Little to no performance metrics, tracking, monitoring and measuring to insure quality outcomes
The partership between Alexander At’Ta Associates and Contracts and Grants LLC, have the distinct advantage of decades of experience coupled with an intimate understanding of how local, county, state and federal government agencies function.
This knowledge plays a key role in helping clients develop and implement cost-effective solutions to mitigate the above-referenced challenges.
Contracts and Grants, LLC use the following process to eliminate the misuse of resources:
Phase I – Review and assessment
Phase II – Development of program(s)
Phase III – Training internal staff
Phase IV – Implementation of program(s)
Phase V – Audit/Compliance of program
About Richard Oden
Richard Oden was elected in 2009 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rockdale County Government where he served until 2016.
He led the county daily operation as CEO with an annual budget of $139 million, where the county achieved many first-time awards and honors. Under Oden’s leadership Rockdale County was recognized for its success in fiscal management for performance, innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and accountability.
In 2016, Oden was recognized as Georgia’s Top Commissioner of the Year and awarded the prestigious Emory Green Leadership Award by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).
He was nominated, and unanimously selected, to serve as an ACCG Board of Manager then chosen to serve a two-year term as one of two members representing ACCG and 159 Georgia counties on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board as a National Board of Director.
In 2009 Richard Oden began actively serving on several Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) committees where he sat as Chairman of the Community Resource Community (CRC) from 2010 to 2016, and served on the Transportation and Air Quality (TAQC), Budget Audit and Review (BARC), and the Executive Policy Committee and the Governance Committee respectively.
Oden led the ARC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Steering and Working Teams as a convener, resulting in the creation of an Unified Regional Economic Development Strategy for Metro Atlanta Chamber and other Local Chambers of Commerce, Businesses, the Academic Communities and other key stakeholders.
Mr. Oden has a keen understanding of local government.
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