Tag Archives: category management

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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Tom Sharpe: Federal Acquisition Service to Measure Common Acquisition Platform Hallway Performance

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, has announced plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the 17 hallways FAS has rolled out in its Common Acquisition Platform, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Sharpe told the station FAS will collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget to …

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Anne Rung: New OFPP Guidance Highlights Category Mgmt, Vendor Relationships, Acquisition Talent

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said that the federal contracting process should focus on facilitating best practices, information sharing and collaboration between agencies to drive cost savings, performance and innovation. Rung wrote Thursday on the Office of Management and Budget blog that the OFPP’s newly released …

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