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GSA Seeks Acquisition Mgmt Specialist

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for an acquisition management specialist to work in the office of information technology category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJOBS notice posted Tuesday says the chosen candidate will develop strategies to procure products and services for the ITC business portfolio. The acquisition management specialist will also advise …

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GSA Lists Federal Acquisition Service Achievements in Fiscal 2016

The General Services Administration has listed major achievements of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service in fiscal year 2016 as part of a year-end review. GSA said Friday FAS’ 2016 highlights include the creation of new IT Schedule 70 special item numbers for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth said the new …

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Tom Sharpe Offers Updates on GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Programs for FY 2016

The General Services Administration has provided updates on programs that the Federal Acquisition Service has launched during fiscal year 2016. Tom Sharpe, FAS commissioner at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Nov. 7 that the agency’s Acquisition Gateway, a platform that seeks to support category management, has reached 10,000 users in FY 2016. …

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Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks to Update Multiple Award Schedules Program Through Transactional Data Reporting Rule

The General Services Administration has published a final rule that would require federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data as well as eliminate price reduction clause and commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for contractors. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday, the …

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GSA to Unveil Cloud-Based Contract Writing Platform Via Common Acquisition Platform Initiative

The General Services Administration plans to launch a cloud-based platform designed to help federal agencies facilitate the contract writing process and integrate with federal financial shared service providers as part of the Common Acquisition Platform program. GSA said Tuesday it expects to roll out the CAP Contract Writing System-as-a-Service application by the …

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GSA IG: 18F Group Records Estimated $31.7 Cumulative Net Loss Between FY 2014 and 3Q FY 2016

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general says GSA’s 18F organization has recorded a cumulative net loss of approximately $31.7 million between fiscal year 2014 and the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. A report GSA’s IG published Monday highlighted what auditors believe were financial projections and increased staffing levels as well as the allotment of staff time …

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GSA Seeks to Add ‘Other Direct Costs’ to Multiple-Award Schedule Program; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has released a new policy change proposal that seeks to add other direct costs to the Multiple Award Schedule program to support agency access to order-level materials. The proposed GSA Regulation rule is intended to help customer agencies and industry partners to respectively procure and provide OLMs through …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Aims to Shed Light on Agencies’ ‘Other’ Professional Services Procurement

The General Services Administration has launched a strategy that aims to help government agencies change the way they procure and manage professional services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes GSA has found that agencies spend approximately $63 billion annually on professional services and that up to 40 percent of that acquisitions are labeled …

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Mary Davie: GSA Forms Single Telecom Services Program to Prepare for EIS Contract Award

The General Services Administration has combined one program office and 11 regional programs for network services to form a single national program that will work to facilitate the procurement of regional and wide-area network telecommunications services by federal agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal …

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