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Emily Murphy: GSA Eyes Procurement Innovation Through Shared Services, E-Commerce Portal

Emily Murphy

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, has said GSA aims to transform the acquisition process through shared services, e-commerce portals and innovation identification, FedScoop reported Wednesday.

Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said Tuesday at the Acquisition Excellence conference that GSA has begun to implement a 10-year plan to establish the shared services framework for its office of shared solutions and performance improvement.

“The 10-year plan starts with doing an assessment of what the current standards are for services at each agency. So making sure we all agree on what it is we are trying to buy,” she said at the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council-hosted event.

She mentioned that GSA called on Congress to increase the micro-purchase threshold to $25,000 for items purchased through the e-commerce portal that is slated for deployment in 2020.

Murphy also noted that the agency has initiated discussions with the Small Business Administration to help manage Phase 3 awards under the Small Business Innovation Research program.

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