What are the strategic priorities for the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service? What is category management and how does it benefit federal acquisition? How is FAS fully leveraging the government’s buying power and saving taxpayer dollars? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more with Thomas Sharpe, Commissioner, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
Thomas Sharpe was appointed Commissioner for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, effective February 10, 2013.
In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $50 billion of products, services and solutions that save taxpayer dollars and enable federal agencies to accomplish their missions as efficiently as possible.
Sharpe has almost 30 years of leadership and business management experience in both public service and the private sector. Before joining GSA, Sharpe served as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Senior Procurement Executive. In that role, he was responsible for Treasury-wide procurement policy, procurement career management, and oversight and continuous improvement of bureau procurement operations.
Before joining Treasury, Sharpe served as a consulting principal with IBM Business Consulting Services, responsible for the marketing, sales and delivery of procurement transformation engagements with IBM’s commercial and government customers. His prior operational procurement experience includes playing a key role in strategically sourcing IBM’s technical service requirements that generated competitive advantage to IBM. Sharpe has also held senior procurement and managerial roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Sharpe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Scranton and a Master of Business Administration degree from Marywood University.