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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Advances Performance-Based Approach in Service Procurements

Tiffany Hixson, assistant commissioner of the office of professional and human capital services at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has said she believes the government should adopt a performance-based approach when it comes to services procurement, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “Traditional strategic sourcing proposals based on price …

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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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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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DoD’s ‘4th Estate’ Agencies to Procure Professional Services Via GSA’s OASIS; Tiffany Hixson Comments

The office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics has signed an agreement with the General Services Administration to allow “4th Estate” agencies to procure professional services through GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and OASIS Small Business contract vehicles. GSA said Thursday the 4th Estate covers 28 Defense Department agencies …

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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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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Aims to Help Federal Agencies Reduce Duplicate Service Contracts

The General Services Administration wants to collaborate with other agencies to consolidate duplicative government professional services contracts in an effort to increase the federal purchasing power, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes GSA found that about $26 million in service contracts are scheduled to expire at the end of …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA’s Consolidated Professional Services Contract Vehicle Goes Live

The General Services Administration has consolidated eight acquisition contracts for professional services into a new single contract vehicle that opened for business Oct. 1. Tiffany Hixson, a regional commissioner and professional services category executive at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Thursday the agency sought to cut down on contract …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Moves Forward with Professional Services Contract Vehicles Consolidation

The General Services Administration is working with industry to implement a consolidated professional services contract schedule for vendors and customer agencies by November, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Tiffany Hixson, professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the consolidation effort is aimed to make …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA to Use ‘Parallel’ Method, Not Halt Services Schedule Addition

The General Services Administration has decided against a temporary halt to additions on the agency’s services schedules as it seeks to refresh and consolidate the schedules, GSA’s Tiffany Hixson has told Federal News Radio. Hixson, professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, told the station that all new vendors will …

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