NASA will adopt new tools intended to help government buyers to access more product and vendor information under the agency’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
Jason Miller writes Joanne Woytek, a NASA program manager, expects the agency to kick off the fifth iteration of its information technology acquisition contract in May 2015.
“We want to be more of a leader in terms of giving information and giving assistance to our agency partners,” Woytek told the radio station.
“How can we provide information to what’s being bought, so they don’t have to do it themselves,” she added, according to Miller’s article.
The agency intends to refresh the SEWP online database to include data on contractors’ past performance and agencies’ buying habits as well as feature individual customer pages that would highlight service level agreements and contract documentation.
NASA is also working with the Pentagon and the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum to develop industry standards and guidelines to address security threats across the supply chain, Miller reports.
Woytek told the station the agency will also implement a 0.36 percent SEWP contract user fee beginning in March, down from the current 0.40 percent access charge.