The General Services Administration has started to adopt a category management business model in an effort to change the way GSA manages federal acquisitions.
Tiffany Hixson, a regional commissioner at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published Monday that GSA will organize its operations around 17 categories of spend.
According to Hixson, FAS developed a plan to update its work within the professional services category after a study in 2014 on the acquisition challenges and buying environment for professional services.
The plan covers elements such as contract services, professional services hallway, customer support and industry engagement and management.
Hixson said GSA also plans to complete the consolidation of eight single schedules into one professional services schedule by October 2015.
GSA also launched the acquisition gateway to share and develop resources for the federal community.
The agency also plans to develop interactive and visualized data sets for agencies and provide procurement and program support services to agencies in 2015, Hixson said.