Julie Dunne, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said contracting officers and vendors are finding ways to bring innovation, agility and speed to the pandemic emergency.
One company will manage moves for DoD under the new agreement.
This week on Amtower Off Center, Ana Hirsbrunner, president of Synectics for Management Decisions, joins host Mark Amtower to talk about her family owned small business and the role it plays in the GovCon market.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general reviewed new schedule contracts or those being renewed over a three-year period and found the agency may not be getting the price discounts that the government should expect.
In two separate reports, VA’s inspector general describes opportunities the department missed to learn from DoD’s rocky EHR rollout in the Pacific Northwest.
GSA says its market research identified the need for a streamlined rideshare/ride-hail services acquisition strategy, which would consolidate the government’s purchase instead of one-off purchases by individual agencies.
Julie Dunne, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, in her first interview since becoming commissioner said a group of more experienced and product specific contracting officers are leading the procurement response to the pandemic.
When its Mexico border apprehensions soared last year, Customs and Border Protection hired a contractor to build a temporary detention center. It could hold 2,500 detainees, but in reality, it never had more than a few dozen at a time.
OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.
Joanne Woytek, the NASA SEWP program director, said the governmentwide acquisition contract grew 25% in March as compared to the previous month and saw 40% more orders going through the system.
CenturyLink, Verizon and Granite Telecommunications submitted protests to the Government Accountability Office over task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.
Long-awaited OIG review of the JEDI procurement also finds ethical violations by two Defense officials, but none that impacted the contract decision.
Supply and cost are always important drivers for the government to jump in.
The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released memos late last week outlining how contractor officers can implement a provision of the stimulus spending bill to pay contractors if they can’t work because of the coronavirus pandemic.