Three agencies, Labor, Justice and SSA, have released solicitations under GSA’s telecommunications contract.
GSA’s Kay Ely, the assistant commissioner for the IT category, announced she will retire by Dec. 31 after taking on a 90-day detail to work on the agency’s merger with OPM.
The A2 contract is a follow-on to the $50 billion Alliant GWAC that expires in April 2019.
Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, promotes two executives.
In this episode of Market Chat!, we will hear how federal acquisition officials are trying to improve their engagements and relationships with the vendor community as well as how marketing figures into the federal procurement process. Our guests will be three senior-level procurement executives who oversee large federal procurement programs.
With several high profile CIO positions open, agencies need to consider what type of person they want to hire. A Brookings scholar is arguing against a high-profile outsider.
Kay Ely, director of GSA IT Schedule programs, talked to Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm about doing your best work.
Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said with 17 hallways in place and tools to support them, the goal is to understand the impact of these efforts. GSA also is trying to alleviate customer agency concerns about pricing with new initiatives.
Kay Ely, GSA’s director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren’t meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.
Modernization and meeting customer need are critical to remaining relevant. Acquisition Operations Director Jim Ghiloni and Schedule 70 Director Kay Ely discuss the agency’s ongoing strategy on Agency of the Month.