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May 2, 2001

Business Solutions in the Public Interest Awards

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Business Solutions in the Public Interest Awards

2001 Finalists Announced

The second annual award for "Business Solutions in the Public Interest" is identifying and celebrating acquisition teams and agency leaders who have used acquisition effectively and creatively to help achieve agency missions. Government Executive magazine and the Council for Excellence in Government are administering the award in partnership with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.


Since the early 1990s, the federal workforce has been transforming the practice of acquisition, demonstrating its powerful contribution to achieving agency missions. Acquisition has become a strategic tool for agency leaders. The awards will identify leading examples of this new business performance culture and recognize the importance of partnership between agency staff and leadership in thinking through and managing acquisition.

This year, more than 100 applications were received, many of which were extraordinary acquisition initiatives that illustrated innovation and demonstrated the power and payoff of the strategic use of acquisition. By celebrating these stories and sharing them with others in the acquisition community, the award is intended to amplify the voices of acquisition teams who are leading the transformation of acquisition culture.

Each finalist team will make a brief presentation before the Selection Panel during the final stage of competition, held on May 17th, 2001. Winners will be announced and featured in the August Acquisition Preview and Top 200 Federal Contractors issue of Government Executive. They will also be honored at a reception in September.

Below are the 13 finalists for 2001:

Federal Prisons Industry (FPI)
Defense Logisitcs Agency
Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR)

Partnering for a Successful Census
Department of Commerce
Bureau of the Census

Central Data System (CDS) Retirement
Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance

NIH Contractor Performance System
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

USAF Commercial Derivative Aircraft Program
Department of the Air Force
Aeronautical Systems Center

EZSource Source Selection Automation Software
Department of the Air Force
Aeronautical Systems Center

USAF NRTF-Boeing Partnership
Department of the Air Force
USAF National Radar Cross Section Test Facility

Commercial IT-Product Area Directorate
Department of the Air Force
HQ Standard Systems Group

Electronic "Reverse" Auctioning Project
Department of the Army
US Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM)

Interior's Integrated Charge Card Program
Department of the Interior
Office of Acquisition and Property Management

Dynamic On-line Pricing
Department of the Navy
Naval Supply Systems Command

Infra-Red Search/Track (IRST) System
Department of the Navy
Division Keyport

Multi-agency Collaboration Reduces Energy Costs
General Services Adminstration
Mid-Atlantic Region

2000 Winners
Project Title Department
GSA Advantage! On-line Shopping Site General Services Administration Federal Supply Service
Sailor Arranged Move (SAM) Department of the Navy Naval Supply Systems Command
100% Access, 0 Disparities Transaction Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration
Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Hunley Park Military Family Housing Renovation Department of the Air Force Charleston AFB, SC
National Mail Order Pharmacy Department of Defense Defense Logistics Agency


2000 Finalists
Regional Fleet Support in Northern Europe & the Baltic States Department of the Navy Naval Regional Contracting Center, Naples, Detachment London
A Lesson in Change: Procurement Reinvention at the U.S. Mint Department of the Treasury U.S. Mint
DoD Business Opportunities E-Portal Website Department of Defense Joint Electronic Commerce Program Office (JECPO)
Energy Procurement Evaluation and Reengineering Team Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office/Contract Management Division
"Express Mart" Online Ordering of Office and Common Use Supplies Department of the Navy Naval Supply Systems Command
DOE Super ESPC Department of Energy Golden Field Office
Spares Streamlining Initiative Department of the Air Force Materiel Command
Business Process Reengineering Elevator Maintenance and Repair Services General Services Administration Public Buildings Service

For More Information

For more information about the awards program or if you would like to be notified of the 2002 solicitation for applications, contact Kelly Diffily at 202-728-0418 or

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