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Alan Chvotkin: PSC Backs E-Procurement Portal Implementation Approach

Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said PSC supports transparency and adoption of a phased-in approach in the federal government’s implementation of e-commerce portals for procurement processes.

Chvotkin joined industry representatives and General Services Administration officials at a public meeting Tuesday to discuss the program design, implementation and buying practices for the proposed commercial online platforms in compliance with a provision in the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, PSC said Thursday.

“There are great opportunities to fulfill a promise that many of us who have been engaged in this procurement process have hoped for for a long time: for the government to take maximum advantage of commercial off-the-shelf items and make them available to the federal marketplace,” he said.

Chvotkin also offered recommendations for the implementation of e-commerce platforms, such as the need to leverage commercial providers’ capabilities and transparency in quality and price.

PSC said it will submit comments on the proposed online marketplaces to GSA.

GSA will accept feedback through Jan. 16.

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