A wide spectrum of agencies has stressed the need to speed up procurement and solicit ideas on how to make the process more innovative to ensure they’re not signing up to buy yesterday’s technology tomorrow.
New analysis from GovConRx found agencies are giving vendors “satisfactory” past performance ratings more often than any other rating because the system is too burdensome and time consuming.
In OFPP’s fourth version of its myth busters series, agencies can tell acquisition innovation fact from fiction and receive examples where those efforts are taking place already.
OFPP has been without a permanent administrator for almost two years and with no nominee in sight, experts question whether having a Senate confirmed one matters any more.
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 Office of Federal Procurement Policy is reviewing agency comments on a draft memo to promote and institutionalize category management.
The Unified Shared Services Management office released a concept of operations and an RFI for software-as-a-service as part of its plan to continue moving the initiative forward in 2017.
The Office of Management and Budget issued two more memos, focusing on personal data breach response requirements and industry and vendor communications.
Improving acquisition compliance and ethics may involve less rulemaking and more culture shaping according to panelists at the National Contract Management Association’s World Congress conference. At the conference, agency leaders discussed the need to streamline and pursue innovative approaches to federal acquisition policies.