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Tom Sharpe Details GSA’s Digital Strategy for Federal Procurement Services

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Tom Sharpe

The General Services Administration will expand its digital acquisition services for its federal customers as part of efforts to increase its market share from 14 percent to 33 percent by fiscal 2017, Federal Times reported May 21.

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, told the publication that GSA is building an online marketplace intended to help agencies access contract vehicles, compare goods or services, and enter into contracts through the portal.

“I would argue the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA should be a centralized buyer — and we are going to make that case and we are going to fight for that,” Sharpe said, according to Federal Times.

“We want to take small, agile steps and where we have issues find them very, very soon at while they are small and fix them,” he added.

Andy Medici writes that the digital shop will be designed with interactive tools for government buyers to receive guidance when selecting contracts.

Medici reports that GSA plans to launch digital services in the information technology, professional services, human resource management and transportation fields by the end of this year.

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