Category management

  • GWACs, BICs, & Category Management: Where does Small Biz fit?

    Deltek Senior Vice President Kevin Plexico and Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group join host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the growth of GWACs over the last five years, best in class contracts, category management and the impact of GWACs and IDIQs on small businesses.

  • The state of small business contracting

    Ken Dodds, government contracting industry expert at Live Oak Bank, and David Black, partner and co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Government Contracts Group, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss category management, Best-In-Class contracts, and the state of federal small business contracting.

  • OFPP’s Wooten pressing the levers to change the tools, rules, talent pools of federal procurement

    Dr. Michael Wooten, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said he is preparing the workforce for a future where robotics process automation and artificial intelligence take over the mundane tasks of acquisition.

  • Navigating the changes in federal acquisition

    This week on Amtower Off Center, Joshua Frank, managing partner of RSM Federal joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of consolidated schedules, category management and how to get ahead of the bidding process.

  • Army saved more than $1B through category management, and it’s just a start

    Rebecca Weirick, the executive director of the Services Acquisition Office of in the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, said category management helped the service save almost 10% on contracts that was put toward readiness and modernization in 2019.

  • Army contracting command is working on its own version of category management

    Major General Paul Pardew says his contracting command has chosen a few select categories of commodities to focus on.

  • Air Force category management: Spend intelligently, not just by year’s end

    In part 2 of their look at the Air Force’s procurement innovations, Tim Cooke and Anne Laurent explain why the service’s approach to category management is catching on with other agencies.

  • Air Force adds attitude to governmentwide category management

    Tim Cooke and Anne Laurent detail how the Air Force is finding success in using business innovations to become better buyers.

  • Price competition driving some vendors to think differently

    The president of PM Consulting Group said to be successful in the federal market, small firms have to think less about agency goals and more about how to solve specific business problems.

  • A deep dive into schedules modernization

    How are federal agencies and contractors being impacted by GSA’s schedule modernization efforts? Find out when Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf.