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Joe Jordan: More Govt Agencies Turning Into ‘Smarter’ Buyers

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Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan, set to step down Friday as head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has said federal agencies have increased their savings by using strategic sourcing initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jason Miller writes Jordan told the station in an interview that more agencies are adopting methods intended to reduce procurement costs, promote fair competition and bolster contracting opportunities among small businesses.

“The president has long said we need to reign in contract spending, and I’ve said we have to buy smarter,” Jordan said, according to Miller’s report.

“What always is a good idea is buying smarter within the pool, the pie, however big it is, because it frees up resources to be put to more mission critical uses,” he added.

Miller writes the General Services Administration is beta testing a web-based service designed to increase transparency on federal purchases and help acquisition personnel improve buying techniques.

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