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Tiffany Hixson

Tiffany Hixson: GSA to Use ‘Parallel’ Method, Not Halt Services Schedule Addition

Tiffany Hixson The General Services Administration has decided against a temporary halt to additions on the agency’s services schedules as it seeks to refresh and consolidate ...
Tiffany Hixson

Tiffany Hixson: GSA to Halt New Services Schedule Entries in Consolidation Move

Tiffany Hixson The General Services Administration has suspended the entry of new vendors into its seven contract schedules for professional services as part of program reforms led ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Implements Policy Changes for Competitive Defense Procurements

Frank Kendall Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has sent a memo to defense agency leaders on Friday to inform them of changes in competitive solicitation requirements, Federal ...
mentor

OMB, OSTP Unveil ‘Innovative Contracting Case Studies’ Document

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science Technology Policy have released a report on how some federal agencies are using new procurement practices to encourage ...
Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe: GSA Aims to be One-Stop Shop for Federal IT Acquisition Services

Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration is working to establish a centralized procurement system to accommodate the information technology needs of federal agencies, FCW reported ...
Tiffany Hixson

Tiffany Hixson: GSA to Consolidate Professional Services Contract Schedules

Tiffany Hixson The General Services Administration is looking to merge seven government-wide acquisition contract vehicles for professional services into one federal schedule, Federal ...
ContractSigning

GSA, Air Force to Form Enterprise Sourcing Panel

Tom Sharpe The Air Force has partnered with the General Services Administration to establish a working group that will help the military branch acquire products and services through ...
GAO

GAO: Many Agencies Fall Short in Contractor Performance Reporting

A new Government Accountability Office report says agencies generally have increased their efforts to monitor and document the performance of contractors over the past year. However, ...
Alan Shaffer

Alan Shaffer: Defense Regulations Not Hindrances to Innovation

Alan Shaffer A top Defense Department official says vendors looking to secure government contracts should view the current system as presenting more opportunities to them than hindrances ...
Joseph Klimavicz

Joe Klimavicz: DOJ Adopts Service Brokerage for IT Acquisitions

Joe Klimavicz Joe Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Justice Department, will implement a service broker model for the agency’s acquisition of IT services and infrastructure ...