Category management

  • 8 trends to keep ahead of in federal contracting

    Contracting trends will likely continue into the next fiscal year. The only difference will be which agencies are spending the money.

  • Category management & the federal market

    BirchGrove Consulting President Ray Bjorklund joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss government’s category management efforts and the size, scope and complexity of the 750 billion dollar procurement market. April 18, 2017

  • Little-noticed section of OMB’s reorg memo brings the real potential for change

    The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.

  • The Lay of the (contracting) Land

    Nation Analytics founder Brian Friel and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal business Partners, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the state of the contracting landscape. March 27, 2017

  • Procurement & the presidential transition

    What are the opportunites and challenges facing the transition’s new procurement leadership team? Find out this week when Gormley Group President Bill Gormley joins host Roger Waldron on Off the Shelf. February 28, 2017

  • Lead agencies must turn category management small business strategies into action

    Small businesses growing more worried about the impact of category management on their opportunities to compete for contracts. OFPP required each category manager to submit a plan for how they will address those concerns.

  • Acquisition in a time of transition

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Products, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf, discusses the state of acquisition during a presidential transition. February 7, 2017

  • What is the government buying? With Product Services Codes, we may never really know

    Aram Mazmanian, a principal at Censeo Consulting Group, explains why category management could be the impetus to change the way the government classifies what its buys.

  • Mary Davie: Progress report on IT category mangement

    For decades the government has tried to buy as one big organization to consolidate its buying power. The latest iteration of that effort is called category management. The White House and General Services Administration have settled on about a dozen categories of products and services purchased widely across government. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service , joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a progress report on the information technology category.

  • 2016: The year in procurement

    Gormley Group president Bill Gormley and SAP Chief Legislative Counsel Tom Sisti join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the top procurement issues of 2016. November 29, 2016