The Defense Department mandated the use of a services acquisition workshop in 2012 for all procurements worth more than $1 billion. The success of the effort is leading other agencies to use it.
The Pentagon will help contracting officers and vendors understand what it’s buying and who is doing the buying through a new acquisition portal.
GSA’s successes with downplaying price as an evaluation factor in picking contractors for large multiple-award contracts has spurred a broader look at this concept.
The military services are slowly, but surely adopting a new instruction to better services procurement. Meanwhile, DoD may have found a better way to collaborate with small business.
On this week’s show, we take a detailed look at the long-awaited instruction the Defense Department issued in January on services acquisition. DoD Instruction 5000.74 is the first standalone instruction the department has ever issued specifically…
Through a system once known as contract court and now called Services Requirements Review Boards (SRRBs), the Defense Department is looking to cut 10 percent of its spending on contracted services within DoD’s “fourth estate” this year.