The General Services Administration has launched a strategy that aims to help government agencies change the way they procure and manage professional services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
Jared Serbu writes GSA has found that agencies spend approximately $63 billion annually on professional services and that up to 40 percent of that acquisitions are labeled as “others.”
“We have a team of folks who have been rolling up their sleeves and working with the agencies to work through what’s in that other category with a goal of understanding if we need to have some other type of product service codes, some other type of coding process in the future so we have more clarity of what that spend is so we can really establish a baseline of what that spend looks like,” said Tiffany Hixson, a professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.
Hixson said the plan to track the 40 percent of the annual professional services spending is part of the Governmentwide Professional Services Category Strategic Plan, Serbu reports.
GSA’s category management professional services group will accept industry comments on the strategic plan through Sept. 15.