Create an online acquisition system akin to Amazon or Yahoo Shopping (or partner with), where vendors can register (in accordance with fed regulations), mark their status (small business, veteran owned, etc), and upload their product catalogues and price for comparison shopping. Also include vendor rating system and feedback section for fed community to comment on goods and services. Add in approval routing & payment system and Voila! The savings in time and money would be huge.
Idea No. 6748