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GSA FAS Leader Julie Dunne: MAS Contract Vehicle Consolidation Boosted Sales

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne, outgoing commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said her team's consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract vehicle boosted sales from $32 billion to $36 billion between 2019 and 2020. Dunne said her successor must sustain the consolidation's results and complementary catalog management work. 

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GSA Begins 2021 With Release of Two RFIs, Draft Solicitation for Polaris; Keith Nakasone, Allen Hill Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) started calendar year 2021 with the release of a draft request for proposals for the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract and two requests for information for machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities and a plan to come up with a new contract vehicle for professional services. 

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Crystal Philcox on Tech Project Updates in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release

Crystal Philcox

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of the office of Enterprise Strategy Management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), wrote in a blog post published Monday about updates on technology projects, policies and processes as part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release. Philcox said the Verified Product Portal is expected to come online in November 2020. 

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DLA, GSA Officials Talk Supply Chain Mgmt Priorities

Supply Chain Mgmt

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has employed additive manufacturing and other techniques in its supply chain operations to support missions including the delivery of 10,000 face shields to health workers in New York City. Sly Ahn noted that the agency also used a “reverse logistics approach” to its missions beyond COVID-19 response. 

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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

Bob DeLuca

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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GSA Advances FPDS Reporting Functions Transition to Beta SAM Website; Judith Zawatsky Quoted

Judith Zawatsky

The General Services Administration (GSA) will retire the reporting functions on the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) website after Oct. 17th to further encourage users to use the Data Bank tool on the System for Award Management’s (SAM) beta website. GSA decided to move the FPDS’ administrative, static, standard and ad hoc reporting functions to the beta SAM website in March 2020. 

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GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Seeks Input on Section 876 Authority Implementation


The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is requesting feedback to inform how it will implement an authority in the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that will evaluate price only at the task order level to improve competition. Comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking for the implementation of Section 876 are due Sept. 19.

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Laura Stanton Promoted to Full-Time IT Category Assistant Commissioner at GSA

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, a long-time officer with the General Services Administration (GSA), has been appointed to serve as the agency's assistant commissioner for information technology category on a full-time basis. Stanton said she has been with GSA for 23 years and looks forward to continuing her work with the agency.

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Julie Dunne on Cornerstone Projects in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Summer 2020 Release

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said GSA provided updates on Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation, Catalog Management, Commercial Platforms Initiative and other cornerstone projects through its Federal Marketplace Strategy Summer 2020 Release.

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