Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration and a 2019 Wash100 awardee, presented about the agency's use of data to inform decision making during the 2019 ACT-IAC ImagineNation ELC conference, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA's acquisition dashboard has so far helped GSA quantify acquisition progress including the Federal Acquisition Service' record-setting performance this year, she noted.Read More »
Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the 12 blanket purchase agreements awarded through the CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation contract reflect the agency’s effort to modernize the systems it uses to facilitate the acquisition of $50 billion worth of products and services each year from over 20,000 industry partners.Read More »
GSA IG: Federal Acquisition Service ‘Ineffective’ in Administering Enterprise IT Modernization Contract
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.