Tag Archives: category management

GSA Issues Final Transactional Data Reporting Rule; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has released a final rule on its transactional data reporting process in an effort to help simplify the tracking and disclosure requirements for federal contractors. GSA said Wednesday the rule will be published on Thursday and is applicable across the agency’s contract vehicles for information related to government purchases of goods and …

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GSA Seeks to Collect Transactional Procurement Data Via Final Rule; Tom Sharpe, Anne Rung Comment

The General Services Administration has finalized a rule that requires federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data and eliminate disclosure and tracking requirements for contractors. GSA will implement the Transactional Data Reporting rule in an effort to collect data on prices paid by agency clients, product description, standard part numbers and …

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Mary Davie: GSA, NASA, NIH to Conduct IT Hardware Buying Events Through September 2016

The General Services Administration, NASA and the National Institutes of Health will each hold buying events from June to September in an effort to increase participation of federal agencies in the Government-wide Strategic Solution for Desktops and Laptops initiative. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at …

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OMB Issues Category Mgmt Policy for Agencies’ Software License Acquisition Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has implemented a policy that directs federal agencies to use a coordinated approach when they procure and manage commercial or commercial-off-the-shelf software. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a joint blog entry posted Thursday the policy is based on category management principles used in the private sector …

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Reps. Steve Chabot, Nydia Velazquez Ask GSA for Updates on Small Business Contracting Efforts

House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-New York) have asked the General Services Administration for updates on the agency’s efforts to give small businesses opportunities in competitions for federal contracts. Chabot and Velazquez told GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth in a letter published April 5 that GSA has made …

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ASI Government’s David Shields: Category Mgmt Helps Change Govt Procurement Style

David Shields, managing director for procurement transformation and category management at ASI Government, has advocated for category management as a way to transform how government agencies purchase goods and services. Shields wrote in a blog post for Bloomberg Government published Monday that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, General Services Administration and the …

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Denise Turner Roth: FY 2017 Budget Proposal Addresses Federal Real Estate, Acquisition, Tech Needs

Denise Turner Roth, administrator at the General Services Administration, has said President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal would help the agency deliver real estate, procurement and information technology services across the government. She said in her testimony Monday before the House Appropriations Committee’s financial services and general government subcommittee the budget includes $10.2 billion to fund …

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