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Emily Murphy: GSA Plans to Restructure Contract Vehicles to Reduce Duplication

Emily Murphy

Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, has said GSA plans to restructure the contract vehicles to streamline the procurement process for federal agencies and contractors in support of the current administration’s aim to reduce duplication and advance the use of shared services, FedScoop reported Wednesday.

“Do we need all of the schedules we have or could we reduce duplication within GSA by combining the schedules? … If we had vigorous competition at the task order level or the price level, we could instead, at the contract level, be focusing on the technical qualifications and the services we offer,” Murphy said Wednesday at the Coalition for Government Procurement conference.

Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, noted that e-commerce portals and reform of procurement schedules are some of the initiatives that are key to GSA’s shared services objectives.

The report said GSA plans to set up a task order review board that will work to simplify acquisition vehicles that promote competition.

Join the Potomac Officers Club on Wednesday, July 18th to hear Murphy speak at the GSA Plans and Priorities Forum, where public and private sector leaders will discuss how industry can help the GSA provide the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services.

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