Category management

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Big issues facing small contractors: Wrap up episode

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss some of the big issues facing small contractors, including the impact of “best in class” contracts and the Section 809 Panel recommendation on set-asides.

  • What does ‘best-in-class’ really mean for federal contracts?

    OMB released an updated memo on category management, giving agencies new goals and reporting requirements for how they are managing the acquisition of commodity products and services.