Tag Archives: category management

GSA’s Mary Davie Outlines IT Industry Feedback on Federal Acquisition

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration, has met with more than 50 representatives from IT services companies to discuss government contracting issues. Davie wrote in a blog post published Tuesday industry members want government acquisition and program personnel to be more accessible and respond …

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Kevin Youel Page: GSA Plans to Make Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Voluntary

The General Services Administration has begun to consider whether to lift a mandate that requires commercial vendors to participate in a three-year pilot program for transactional data reporting process, Nextgov reported Thursday. “We’re getting very close to getting to the decision to remove that requirement,” Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner of GSA’s …

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Mary Davie: GSA Unveils Rebranded Office of Information Technology Category

The General Services Administration has changed the name of its Integrated Technology Service to the Office of Information Technology Category and modified the ITC’s framework to align with agencies and industry partners. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the ITC, wrote in a blog post published Jan. 5 the new office will look to bolster deliveries of products …

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Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks to Update Multiple Award Schedules Program Through Transactional Data Reporting Rule

The General Services Administration has published a final rule that would require federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data as well as eliminate price reduction clause and commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for contractors. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday, the …

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GAO Asks OMB to Study Inclusion of Land Mobile Radio in Category Mgmt Effort

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget study the potential inclusion of land mobile radio equipment in its category management initiative. GAO said Wednesday it examined federal agencies’ LMR interoperability and procurement practices through a survey and found half of respondents cited the use of proprietary features and …

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Anne Rung Outlines OFPP’s Efforts to Promote Category Mgmt, Innovation Under ‘Transforming the Marketplace’ Plan

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has outlined actions that OFFP has implemented to promote category management, advance innovation and establish vendor relationships since the Obama administration introduced in 2014 a plan to streamline the federal marketplace. Rung wrote in a White House blog post published Friday that …

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GSA’s Tiffany Hixson: Bid Protests Unavoidable in Contract Award Processes

Tiffany Hixson of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has described bid protests as an inevitable part of contract award processes, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes GSA officials have noted that bid protests seem unavoidable despite efforts to engage industry throughout the lifecycle of a bidding process. “I’m …

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