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.
“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.”