Joe Jordan, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said Wednesday the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council wants to include more commodities such as information technology and laboratory equipment in strategic sourcing.
The SSLC submitted proposals to the OFPP last month on ways to extend the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative to include hardware and software, laboratory supplies and cleaning services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
According to Jason Miller’s story, Jordan said OFPP intends to manage all these commodities with buyers and the Small Business Administration as it aims to reduce duplicate contracts and gain discounts on volume, among other goals.
Agencies would spend around $1.2 billion on 1.5 million wireless accounts under the White House’s fiscal year 2014 budget request, Miller writes.
Jordan said the council would try to standardize the terms and conditions of a product around best practices to eliminate duplication costs.
He added the government wants to have 80 percent of terms and conditions remain the same and allow agencies to modify the other 20 percent under strategic sourcing, according to the report.