Crystal Philcox: GSA Advances New Contract-Writing System, Catalog Project Under ‘Federal Marketplace’ Strategy

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of enterprise strategy management at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA has begun streamlining the acquisition process for buyers and suppliers as part of the Federal Marketplace strategy, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Philcox said at an ACT-IAC event on Tuesday that the strategy involves several projects including an update to the contract-writing systems, development of product catalogs, e-commerce portals and schedules consolidation. She noted that teams have started working on business process maps for the acquisition lifecycle and expect to define the scope for the contract-writing system by this summer. GSA is looking at potential data sets to meet the requirements for the catalog project, Philcox added.

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Philcox said agency officials also expect to submit a report to Congress by the end of March to provide update on the e-commerce portal program’s implementation.
 

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