Just when you thought things were calming down, the General Services Administration goes and reorganizes the Federal Acquisition Service. It sounds complicated and it’s directed at something contractors already distrust. Namely, category management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, for more.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is transforming to serve its customers based on how it’s implementing category management.
Russell Smith, the president of Organizational Communications Inc., encourages other vendors to speak out against the Obama administration’s category management effort.
The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.
Bill Gormley, president of The Gormley Group, joins host Roger Waldron for a quarterly update on current procurement policy and program trends. October 18, 2016
Professional Services Council Executive Vice President and Counsel Alan Chvotkin joins host Mark Amtower to discuss category management, the latest continuing resolution, and other issues affecting professional services contractors. October 24, 2016
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a draft circular to institutionalize category management, but some experts question whether the initiative needs more time before putting into policy.
The Office of Management and Budget’s cross-agency team of mobility experts will soon publish its ideas for an enterprise-wide mobile strategy. The team’s work is the result of a final memo OMB published in August, which pushes agencies to cut back and consolidate their mobile service agreements and contracts.
Kevin Youel Page, the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said collecting sales information from contractors will help make the government better buyers and vendors better sellers.
Celero Strategies President and CEO Stan Soloway and Attain CTO Simon Szykman join host Mark Amtower to discuss the big issues facing the professional services contractor community. September 19, 2016