The Office of Federal Procurement Policy will implement a new rating system for contracting officers, program managers and vendors that asks respondents to answer 15 questions and review the acquisition program, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
Jason Miller writes that OFPP Administrator Anne Rung plans to release guidance on the Acquisition 360 rating tool that will work to help industry and government rate specific procurements as well as the overall program.
“It’s the first ever transaction-based feedback tool that will allow agencies to identify strengths and weaknesses in their acquisition process with a focus on pre-award activities, contract execution and certain post-award activities such as debriefings,” she said at the Acquisition Excellence conference, according to the report.
Miller reports that Acquisition 360 is part of Rung’s federal acquisition reform approach, which covers category management, vendor relationships and acquisition innovation.
Rung also outlined plans to hire an IT vendor manager and an IT category manager who will work across the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration, add a TechFAR hub on the Common Acquisition Platform and form technical digital services teams at agencies.
The report said these programs are designed to facilitate collaboration with the government contracting industry and bolster the skills of acquisition professionals.