Tag Archives: category management

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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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products …

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Reports: GSA to Make Federal Acquisition Gateway Site Public

The General Services Administration could open its government Acquisition Gateway online portal to companies and the general public beginning next week, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes GSA launched the site in October 2014 for agency procurement employees to access information about a wide range of goods and services by category as well as to share …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Adjusts Strategies to Address Federal Agency Purchases

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Tuesday that GSA has made technology and program changes to further help customer agencies manage their purchases. She told editor Jill Aitoro the agency wants to help transform government-wide acquisition with the implementation of a category management …

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FCW: Anne Rung, Mary Davie Talk IT Project Strategies Amid Tight Budgets

Government information technology leaders at a Monday conference in Williamsburg, Va. have outlined strategies they employed to support IT projects at agencies amid budget constraints, FCW reported Monday. Mark Rockwell writes the speakers highlighted efforts such as early engagement of financial executives, available governmentwide contracts and other tools and approaches to …

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Anne Rung, Tom Sharpe Outline Developments in Category Mgmt Implementation

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Anne Rung and Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe have outlined the seven steps that the administration has completed to implement category management across government. Rung and Sharpe wrote in a White House blog entry posted Wednesday that the category management approach to acquisition works to …

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Laura Stanton: GSA Targets User Experience with Online Acquisition Portal

The General Services Administration has added automated contract search and cost estimation tools to the agency’s online portal for federal acquisition professionals and program managers, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Laura Stanton, acting assistant commissioner at GSA’s Office of Strategy Management, said the agency uses user feedback …

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Erville Koehler: GSA to Test Pre-Competed IT Products Through AdvantageSelect Portal

The General Services Administration has announced its plans to test two types of pre-competed information technology products through the GSA AdvantageSelect online portal. Erville Koehler, regional commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that GSA AdvantageSelect is a category management-based tool designed …

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