The Office of Federal Procurement Policy determined each category should target 13 percent-to-50 percent of their spending to small firms.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy details new goals for category management in version 3 of the governmentwide strategy.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council is trying again to promote communication between acquisition workers and vendors as early as possible in the contracting process.
Federal procurement experts say Latvian Connection is alleging problems with how agencies are interpreting and implementing the Small Business Act and other policies and therefore should seek relief from Congress or the FAR Council and not through protests.
The General Services Administration is soliciting industry input on how to buy office supplies differently through the multiple award schedules. Some in industry say GSA is reacting to continued challenges with the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI).
Joe Jordan, president of Public Sector at FedBid and Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, count down the week’s top stories with Francis Rose.
Small business success for the federal government in the latest contracting numbers as the government as a whole hits its small business contracting goal. The government also hit some other goals in minority contracting. Joe Jordan is CEO of FedBid, and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that he likes what he sees in the latest numbers.
It only took 15 years for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue guidance for agencies on how best to use reverse auctions. And when OFPP finally did on June 2, it was disappointing to say the least.
Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.
FedBid and the Air Force came to an agreement to end the reverse auction company’s stay from bidding on new contracts. FedBid must implement and maintain a code of business and ethics conduct program and have a third party report on its efforts for a year. Additionally, Ali Saadat, the founder and former CEO of FedBid, resigned on Feb. 5.