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Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks to Update Multiple Award Schedules Program Through Transactional Data Reporting Rule

The General Services Administration has published a final rule that would require federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data as well as eliminate price reduction clause and commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for contractors. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday, the …

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GAO: OFPP Should Monitor Agencies’ Strategic Sourcing Purchases to Boost Savings

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to monitor agencies’ use of the General Services Administration‘s strategic sourcing initiatives in an effort to increase potential savings. GAO said Wednesday agencies reportedly saved a total of $129 million through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative in fiscal year 2015 but …

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Anne Rung Outlines OFPP’s Efforts to Promote Category Mgmt, Innovation Under ‘Transforming the Marketplace’ Plan

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has outlined actions that OFFP has implemented to promote category management, advance innovation and establish vendor relationships since the Obama administration introduced in 2014 a plan to streamline the federal marketplace. Rung wrote in a White House blog post published Friday that …

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Pentagon Creates Advisory Panel on Streamlining Acquisition Process

The Defense Department has launched an advisory panel with a two-year charter to help streamline the military’s acquisition process, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Deidre Lee, a former director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and previously a Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, will lead the Advisory Panel on Streamlining …

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Mikey Dickerson, Anne Rung: OFPP, USDS Partner to Create Digital Services Acquisition Platform

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the U.S. Digital Service have collaborated to develop a web-based platform designed to help agencies access practical tools and resources to facilitate digital services procurement activities. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and USDS Administrator Mikey Dickerson wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the TechFAR …

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Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have requested the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on a pilot program that seeks to reduce reporting costs for federal contractors in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. In a letter published Tuesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to provide information on how …

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ASI Government’s David Shields: Category Mgmt Helps Change Govt Procurement Style

David Shields, managing director for procurement transformation and category management at ASI Government, has advocated for category management as a way to transform how government agencies purchase goods and services. Shields wrote in a blog post for Bloomberg Government published Monday that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, General Services Administration and the …

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