Rob Burton

federal procurement

Former OFPP administrators say new nominee must do these things to succeed

Biniam Gebre, who is nominated to be the next administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, would walk in without an obvious background in…

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Agencies talked more, punished less in 2015

The Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee’s annual report showed fewer suspensions and debarments, and an increased use of “show cause”…

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Nydia Velazquez

Growing confusion over category management sparks Hill interest

Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee respectively, wrote a letter to GSA…

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A solution to the growing bid-protest problem

Vendors and agencies need to improve communication starting with oral debriefings for all contract awards as part of an effort to stem the real and perceived increases of bid-protests, said Rob Burton, a former OFPP deputy administrator and now partner with Venable.

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