The Big Bid Theory

The Big Bid Theory

Changing government purchasing & mankind one edition of #CrazyBids at a time. Special guests discussing special topics. All of that and more. A lot more!

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April 14, 2021 34 min
Hear from an actual expert, whose reputation has made him a sought after authority on many aspects of the global pandemic. A year after his last visit to the show, just as COVID-19 was becoming known in the US, Dr. Rodney Rohde returns to help us launch Season 7.

Dr. Rohde covers a wide range of issues related to the ongoing battle against this coronavirus. From how the virus is evolving, to testing and vaccinations, his opinions o...
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Stephen Hetzel, the COO at BidPrime, helped us close down season 6 of TBBT. In this episode, Hetzel looks at the industries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. He also shared his insights into what's ahead in 2021 and how we’re going to get out of this.

He provided an interesting comparison of the 2009 recovery and looked at some of the industries that are due for a turnaround and growth in 2021 as government investm...
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Across the United States, there are many ‘smart city’ projects already completed with a multitude ahead in the multi $billion industry. Elaina Farnsworth, CEO, The NEXT Education, an expert on all things transportation, visited the show to share her insights on what’s happening in the exciting worlds of smart city tech, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and a myriad of other related topics. Looking for opportunity? Elaina ex...
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What are your opinions on autonomous vehicles? Across the U.S., development and adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs) has resulted in a vigorous debate. In this episode, we stayed close to home and visited with Dr. Kara Kockelman, professor at the University and Texas, and well published (see link below) and noted expert on transportation issues. From benefits and uses, to the future of the technologies and her extensive research, ...
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Were you and your school ready for the ‘20-’21 school year? In the midst of the pandemic, a lot of leadership, planning, creativity and collaboration were needed. In this episode, we called upon three experts in education to share their stories. David Childress and Ken Bouwens, from Louisa County Public Schools, share how they thought “outside the box” to address connectivity and access issues. Dr. Delia Carrizales, from Texas Tech...
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Don’t have time to catch the full episode, but need help for your business? Here are some key moments from our recent conversation with Dan Kane, who spent much time at the SBA and has transitioned to start up and small business advocate and expert. Listen, download, and share as Kane discusses:

> SBA. What does he know about the SBA? What do you need before contacting the SBA?
> Woman-owned small business (WOSB). Important det...
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What’s ahead for your small business? Insights on what the Small Business Administration (SBA) can do to help your small business and opportunity for WOSB and VOSB designated businesses. Daniel Kane, startup and small business advocate and SBA insider, discusses those topics, along with important news on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Rick Jennings wraps up the show by hitting a home run with this Crazy Bids.

All of that and...
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No time for the entire episode but want answers on contract opportunities for your small business? Here are highlights from our conversation with Haley Claxton, from Koprince Law and SmallGovCon. Listen and take notes as Claxton covers:

> Set-asides. What are they and how are they important to your business?
> Recap of the 8a certification program.
> Why should you consider leveraging the mentor-protégé program?
> Positives...
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What are government agencies doing to meet small business contracting goals? Set-asides and other assistance programs are vehicles for small businesses to pursue and earn lucrative opportunities. Haley Claxton, from Koprince Law and SmallGovCon, visited the show to share her expert insights on the certification process, the mentor-protégé program, why the outlook is positive for many small businesses, and much more important info.

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What do you need to know as your business deals with COVID-19 pandemic? Terri Williams, a leading expert on small business issues, addresses a myriad of important topics: available services and support, challenges and threats, government assistance, and cybersecurity. Terri also profiles the Business Recovery Accelerator designed to immediately assist businesses.

Rick Jennings closes down the episode with a dive into BidPrime’s COVI...
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Season 6 is off and running! How reliable is the information you’re getting on Coronavirus (COVID19)? Bill Culhane visited with Dr. Rodney Rohde, Texas State University’s Associate Director for Translational Health Research Initiative, Associate Dean for Research, CHP & Chair & Professor Clinical Laboratory Science. Since Coronavirus first became known, Dr. Rohde has become recognized, throughout many circles, as an authori...
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What’s being done to protect your vote from cybercriminals and other bad actors? U.S. elections officials continue to tackle this ongoing, serious problem in elections security. Chris Deluzio, from Pitt Cyber, covers a myriad of topics related to ensuring the elections process is secure and the results can be trusted. Homeland Security’s website says it very well, “... The American people’s confidence in the value of their vote is...
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“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”, from Benjamin Franklin, who had the appropriate nickname, ‘Water American’. What are government agencies doing to ensure that our wells don’t run dry? Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, for Avon Lake, Ohio, discussed a myriad of topics on clean water. Among them: challenges faced by the water industry, details on sewer separation, how population shifts are impacting the a...
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“We (U.S.) are still running a system of public education that is built for a different economic era.” - Dr. Justin Bathon

Another Quick Clip, with Dr. Justin Bathon sharing his opinion on the overall job the US is doing in helping to ready kids for what’s ahead and in solving future challenges. Is the “factory-model” of education still in use at your schools? If yes, is it past time to reconsider? Take 2 minutes to listen and you d...
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Quick Clip, as Dr. Justin Bathon, provides a compelling argument for why investing in education technology might just be worth the time, money and effort. Take one minute to listen and you decide.

Dr. Bathon is from the University of Kentucky, Department of Educational Leadership Studies, and has invested years on improving education in Kentucky, and elsewhere.
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Genius Hour, Passion Project, 20% Time, ... Whatever the name, a good many in education have adopted this program to improve education. Dr. Justin Bathon, from the University of Kentucky, provides details on the program, along with notable benefits.

Don't have time for the entire episode? Quick Clips save the day!
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Forget about today’s social studies test. How is the U.S. doing on preparing our kids for the future? Dr. Justin Bathon, from the University of Kentucky, visited the show to discuss successes and missteps in education technology, the importance of deeper learning, the rise of Genius Hour, and other thought-provoking topics. Ok, what are your thoughts?

Dr. Bathon wraps up his visit by disclosing what he would champion to advance ed...
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What goes on in the Information Technology universe of a major metro in the United States? Our guest, Mr. Gary Brantley, serves as Atlanta's CIO and serves many. Upon his arrival at his new post, Gary was challenged with leading Atlanta’s recovery from the ‘18 ransomware attack. Is your company, organization or department 100% protected and immune to the ransomware threat? In short, “No!” Gary covers the ransomware attack, disa...
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What are you doing to get your points across? In this Quick Clip, Dr. Rodney Rohde, the Program Chair for the Clinical Lab Science Program at Texas State University, discusses how he, and a growing number of peers, are leveraging the power of social media to, “...globally share messages that will help others.”
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Does your health literacy need a boost? Are you pro or con on vaccinations and are you doing your part to reduce the spread of disease and infections? Dr. Rodney Rohde, the Program Chair for the Clinical Lab Science Program at Texas State University, Professor in the College of Health Professions, and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health Professions returned to share his opinions on:

* Truth about vaccinations.
* How...
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