The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency tasked to develop a government-wide shared services center for grants management, is eyeing to launch the marketplace segment of the Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) by the end of 2021, Nextgov reported Friday.
Chad Clifford, executive director at HHS, said the grants management marketplace is slated to kick off in the early fiscal year 2022 as the department works on onboarding federal providers and tapping contractors first.
“We’re trying to drive shared services through a federal government marketplace that agencies can utilize where they will get guarantees about the level of quality and modernization of functionality,” Clifford shared during a recent event.
GrantSolutions.gov is one of the first federal services providers planning to enter the marketplace and to offer its automated risk management platform that uses machine learning capability to analyze the performance of grant recipients.
The establishment of the grants management marketplace is part of the QSMO concept launched in 2019 and intended to build shared services centers that cater to the vital needs of federal agencies.
The Office of Management and Budget has assigned other QSMOs focused on cybersecurity services, core financial management, compensation management and work schedule and leave management services.