Category management

  • OMB moves ahead with proposed ban of most new contracts for mobile devices, services

    A draft memo released for public comment March 29 would require GSA to run a governmentwide contract for mobile devices and services, and mandate agencies use that new vehicle by August 2018.

  • Q&A with GSA’s Mary Davie

    Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Integrated Technology Service, Federal Acquisition Service, joins host Roger Waldron on In Depth to discuss ITS’s government wide contract vehicles. March 8, 2016

  • David Shields: The history and promise of category management

    The British government, which spends some $317 billion a year, was the first to use category management to control government spending. David Shields, procurement transformation executive who led the U.K. effort, recently joined ASI Government in Rosslyn, Virginia. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the history and promise of category management.

  • Human capital management contract a ‘true collaboration’ between OPM, GSA

    Officials with OPM and OMB touted the Human Capital and Training Solutions contract as the first and best of its kind under the Obama administration’s category management initiative.

  • ‘CEOs’ to build on $2B in acquisition savings

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 11 executives to manage $270 billion in spending across 10 commodity areas under the category management initiative.

  • OFPP charges 10 federal executives with saving billions on procurement

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 10 new category managers Feb. 25 to lead the commodity buying areas that represent more than $270 billion a year.

  • “Big competitions” in the federal marketplace

    Brian Friel, principal at One Nation Analytics LLC, discusses Alliant 2, Encore 3, category management and more when he joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. February 16, 2016

  • Category management, GSA schedules and more

    Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and chair of the Coaliton for Government Procurement, discusses category management, GSA’s Schedules Transformation Initiative, and the current state of commercial item contracting. February 9, 2016

  • CBP, Army PEO-EIS CIOs quietly retire

    Charlie Armstrong called it a career after spending the last seven-plus years as the assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and CIO for CBP.

  • The road ahead for contractors in 2016

    Lohfeld Consulting CEO Bob Lohfeld and Blomberg Government Senior Data Analyst Paul Murphy join host Mark Amtower to discuss some of the challenges contractors are facing in 2016. February 1, 2016