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GSA’s Tiffany Hixson: Bid Protests Unavoidable in Contract Award Processes

Tiffany Hixson of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has described bid protests as an inevitable part of contract award processes, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes GSA officials have noted that bid protests seem unavoidable despite efforts to engage industry throughout the lifecycle of a bidding process. “I’m …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds Tools to IT Schedule 70 to Facilitate Price Comparisons for Federal Buyers

The General Services Administration has introduced several tools to the Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to update GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program and streamline the acquisition process for federal agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in …

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Denise Turner Roth: USDS Launches New Portal on GSA Website to Offer Digital Services Procurement Advice

The U.S. Digital Service has added a new online portal to the General Services Administration’s Acquisition Gateway website that aims to provide government agencies information on how to procure digital services, Federal News Radio reported Monday. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth announced the launch of the TechFAR Hub during her keynote speech …

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GSA Issues Final Transactional Data Reporting Rule; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has released a final rule on its transactional data reporting process in an effort to help simplify the tracking and disclosure requirements for federal contractors. GSA said Wednesday the rule will be published on Thursday and is applicable across the agency’s contract vehicles for information related to government purchases of goods and …

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Mary Davie: GSA Launches Program to Help Startups Chase IT Schedule 70 Contracts

The General Services Administration has introduced a new program for startup companies to pursue potential opportunities on the agency’s Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to address technology demands at agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published …

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GSA Seeks New IT Schedule Programs Director for FAS

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for the new director of IT Schedule programs within the Federal Acquisition Service through a resume-based hiring process. Applicants are required to submit an online resume that contains executive core qualifications and the mandatory technical competencies, GSA said in a notice …

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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products …

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