Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley from the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss the procurement highlights and lowlights in 2012. December 25, 2012 (Encore presentation January 1, 2013)
A new memo from acting OMB Director Jeff Zients to agency leaders codifies an interagency council to oversee the promotion and implementation of bulk buying. Each agency also must name a senior official to oversee their efforts.
Malcolm Jackson, the agency’s CIO, said two new contracts for IT hardware and email will begin to transform the way EPA buys and uses technology. November 29, 2012
Mark Day, director of the Office of Strategic Programs for GSA’s Integrated Technology Service will give his thoughts on a variety of acquistion and management issues. November 27, 2012
A new request for information asks vendors at answer 10 questions about improving the strategic sourcing of commodity software titles. This is at least the fourth attempt to get more agencies using the enterprise software licensing initiative.
Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini shifted responsibility for the troubled System for Award Management to the CIO’s office and the Federal Acquisition Service and out of the Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA is reconsidering all of its options, including possibly recompeting the contract for SAM. OASIS, Networks 2020 and changes to the schedules program also are making progress.
Sen. Tom Coburn’s report on government waste details spending on 100 government projects, programs and initiatives at a cost of $18 billion. The report also points to potentially systemic issues affecting federal management, such as the lack of strategic sourcing in federal acquisition and the General Services Administration’s outdated contract schedules.
Agencies are missing out on billions of dollars in savings by not using strategic-sourcing contracts, particularly when buying services, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The report finds the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Energy spent less than 5 percent of their combined acquisition budgets through strategic sourcing and saved less than $2 billion.
Dan Gordon, associate dean for Government Procurement at the George Washington University Law school will discuss a wide range of procurement issues. October 2, 2012
Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss ways to save money and improve efficiences when it comes to procurement. September 25, 2012(Encore presentation October 16, 2012)