Tag Archives: Federal Marketplace

SBA Chief Isabel Guzman on Critical Need to Provide Federal Relief to Small Businesses

Isabel Guzman

Isabel Guzman, administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), told The 19th in an interview published Thursday that providing immediate federal relief to small companies is “really critical” as these businesses deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guzman highlighted the need to link small businesses to the federal marketplace.

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Emily Murphy: IT Modernization, Customer Experience Among Key Capacities GSA Requires

Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal News Network in an interview published Tuesday that she has been focusing on four key capacities GSA needs and those are information technology modernization, customer experience, change management and data and analytics. “If I can help implement those, it’s going to help GSA expand to meet the needs our customers come to us with in a way that I couldn’t even begin to imagine today,” she said.

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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.

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Kelly Olson: Challenge.gov to Expand Coverage, Open Fed Marketplace to More Innovation

Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of the General Services Administration‘s Challenge.gov website, has described the online crowdsourcing portal as a tool that opens government contracting sector to more ideas in an interview with FCW posted Monday. Olson told FCW that Challenge.gov also aims to minimize risk in acquisition and enable agencies to select the best from a …

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