The General Services Administration’s Office of the inspector general released a report on Friday stating that the GSA Federal Acquisition Service’s ineffective contract oversight led to issues in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions transition effort. The IG said that FAS failed to ensure that the Transition Ordering Assistance task order met the requirements for the EIS information technology modernization initiative.Read More »
Crystal Philcox: GSA Advances New Contract-Writing System, Catalog Project Under ‘Federal Marketplace’ Strategy
Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of enterprise strategy management at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA has begun streamlining the acquisition process for buyers and suppliers as part of the Federal Marketplace strategy, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Philcox said at an ACT-IAC event on Tuesday that the strategy involves several projects including an update to the contract-writing systems, development of product catalogs, e-commerce portals and schedules consolidation.Read More »
The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.
Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.
Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Thursday about the factors he looks for in proposals for the next round of awards under the Technology Modernization Fund. “I’m always focused on if someone will spend money with an industry partner, I’m looking at what vehicle are they using, is it shovel ready, and I tend to be a little bit of stickler on payback,” he told the station’s Ask the CIO program.
Bill Zielinski, an information technology category executive at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, will serve as acting assistant commissioner for GSA’s IT category starting October, FCW reported Thursday. He will replace Kay Ely, who is set to leave GSA by the end of September to take a 90-day …Read More »
The General Services Administration has launched the pilot program for a new service that aims to refine and accelerate the contracting process for startup companies' and federal market entrants' commercial offerings. The agency said Wednesday the Commercial Solutions Opening procedure provides new firms with fast-track vendor selection timelines and simplified contract terms, and an option for commercial vendors to secure their intellectual property.Read More »
The General Services Administration is looking for a director to oversee policies, resources and procedures for telecommunications services programs at the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJobs notice published July 2 says the selected candidate will be responsible for planning studies of telecom and network service procurement practices across industry and agencies at …Read More »
The General Services Administration’s office of the inspector general has asked the Federal Acquisition Service to have an interagency agreement in place prior to the delivery of support services to customer agencies as they transition to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract. GSA OIG wrote in a Friday memorandum to …Read More »