Improving government processes

BY FRED S. NISHIHIRA

Seventy-four days is the average amount of time it takes to usher through a simple purchase for the Government of Guam. 

Procurement is one of the most frustrating government processes for government agencies and vendors alike. The mundane task of buying a pen takes more than 30 steps and nine signatures, and that’s after funds have been appropriated and accounts established. A more complex task of procuring professional services from accounting firms or engineers involves working with teams of people and usually takes months to complete. The more complex the procurement . . .

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