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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Moves Forward with Professional Services Contract Vehicles Consolidation

The General Services Administration is working with industry to implement a consolidated professional services contract schedule for vendors and customer agencies by November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Tiffany Hixson, professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the consolidation effort is aimed to make …

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Shay Assad: Pentagon Seeks New Commercial Suppliers Through Acquisition Revamp

The Defense Department will revise its defense acquisition policies in a move to attract new commercial suppliers into the weapons market, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes the department will decide whether aerospace components are commercial or in need of military-exclusive cost analysis within 10 days under a new memo. Shay Assad, director …

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Navy to Integrate Commercial Tech into Networks; Dan DelGrosso, Paul Ghyzel Comment

The U.S. Navy plans to consolidate commercial technologies into the service’s networks while retaining existing federal acquisition rules in a move to accelerate the information technology acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes the Navy’s program executive office for enterprise information systems will launch what it calls …

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Hughes’ Tony Bardo: Agencies Should Consider GSA Schedules During Wait for NS2020 Telecom Vehicle

Tony Bardo of Hughes Network Systems has recommended that federal agencies use the General Services Administration‘s schedule program to acquire emerging information technology or telecommunication services as they wait for GSA to launch its Network Services 2020 acquisition vehicle. Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes, wrote in …

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GSA Seeks Feedback on Class Deviation for Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms

The General Services Administration‘s Office of Acquisition Policy is seeking public input on a proposed class deviation for differences between commercial supplier agreement terms and the Federal Acquisition Regulation and General Services Acquisition Regulation. In a request for information published Friday in the Federal Register, GSA said the class deviation indicated in Notice—MVA-2015-01 works to …

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Joanne Woytek: NASA Uses Customer Feedback to Simplify SEWP IT Contracting Process

Joanne Woytek, NASA‘s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program manager, said in an interview with Federal Times published Monday that the agency has implemented new tools designed to make it easier for SEWP contract users to acquire information technology products. She told FCW reporter Aaron Boyd that NASA made solicitation and quoting tools …

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