• GSA’s acquisition systems modernization effort buoyed by new contract writing system

    The General Services Administration will host an industry day on April 18 to detail initial thoughts around a new contract writing system.

  • Management imperatives for schedules consolidation

    Through the strong, coordinated management framework afforded by the single schedule concept, GSA can address contract inconsistencies by providing its acquisition centers and personnel with consistent guidance.

  • Acquisition in the federal government: a conversation with FAS’ Alan Thomas

    What is FAS doing to make its operations easy, efficient and modern? How is FAS delivering best value mission support to customer agencies?

  • GSA’s OASIS: A strategic asset on the procurement landscape

    The infusion of new contractors means that the OASIS program will be well-positioned to continue to deliver best value mission support to meet customer agency needs.

  • GSA’s public meeting on Section 846: An informative ‘beginning of the beginning’

    Section 846 establishes a framework for the implementation and use of e-commerce portals across the government for the acquisition of certain commercial off-the-shelf items.

  • Andrea Heller: GSA aims to help government buy more as one

    The General Services Administration has built a house of many hallways. It’s the acquisition gateway, aimed at helping the government buy more as a single organization.

  • Merging FAS and TTS for the future

    Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, says the merging of TTS into FAS is a positive, strategic step for GSA, and has the potential to be a game-changer.

  • AAS: A great story to tell

    Tom Howder, assistant commissioner for FAS’s Assisted Acquisition Service and Chris Hamm, director of FEDSIM, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss AAS’ shared service model. May 9, 2017

  • Bill Zielinski: Agencies now have easier time buying cyber products

    To make it easier to buy cybersecurity products, the General Services Administration has been making adjustments to contracts on its Multiple Awards Schedule 70. Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, provides Federal Drive with Tom Temin with all the details.

  • Tiffany Hixson: A look at the fast-growing professional services category

    At the General Services Administration, a team of category managers works to establish the contract vehicles and policies for each member’s particular category. One of the fastest growing type of items for federal agencies is professional services. Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to Tiffany Hixson, the GSA’s professional services category executive, at the National Contract Management Association meeting in Washington.