Home / Acquisition & Procurement / Anne Rung to Issue New Buyers Club Adoption Guidance

Anne Rung to Issue New Buyers Club Adoption Guidance

Anne Rung
Anne Rung

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has said her office plans to release new guidance late in the summer on how agencies can set up their own Buyers Club-type programs over the next two years, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Rung said she wants to extend the success of the Buyers Club led by program manager Mark Naggar at the Department of Health and Human Services to 25 other federal agencies, Jason Miller writes.

“That’s how Mark Naggar at HHS was so successful, because he brought together the program team, the legal team and even the financial team at the front end and worked with them throughout. And that doesn’t happen today,” Rung said.

A Buyers Club is for agencies to acquire concept papers and prototype-based competitions for acquisitions, she told the audience at the Professional Services Council’s Acquisition and Technology Conference in Virginia.

“We want to allow agencies to have the flexibilities to make it whatever works for them as long as they follow some consistent principles,” Rung said.

“The idea here is you can take some perceived risk and it’s OK if it doesn’t work necessarily the first time. The key there is making sure you have the support of agency leadership.”

Check Also

Jeffrey Byard to be Nominated FEMA Administrator

President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as administrator of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he worked as an executive operations officer and mitigation division planner at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and led evacuation efforts for the state during Hurricane Gustav, the White House said Friday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *