Tag Archives: Tom Sharpe

Tim Horne: GSA to Incorporate TTS Into Federal Acquisition Service, Names Alan Thomas as FAS Head

The General Services Administration has informed Congress of the agency’s plans to integrate the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “By placing all of the offices focused on government modernization into the same organization, GSA will be better …

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GSA to Hold Acquisition Training Forum in Alabama

The General Services Administration will conduct the two-day Acquisition Training Symposium that is set to kick off April 25 in Huntsville, Alabama. GSA’s federal acquisition service will host the event to inform federal procurement professionals about the agency’s products, services and tools, according to a Feb. 15 agency news release. The two-day event will also …

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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 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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Tom Sharpe, David Shive: GSA’s IT Initiatives Underscore Cross-Agency Collaboration

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s federal acquisition service, and GSA Chief Information Officer David Shive have highlighted the agency’s information technology initiatives that seek to foster partnerships across the government. Sharpe and Shive wrote in a blog post published Tuesday GSA’s 18F organization led efforts to create the Agile Services blanket purchase …

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GSA Increases City Pair Program Carriers to 8 for FY 2017; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has awarded eight U.S. carriers a set of air travel contracts to provide discounted fares for federal government officials. Carriers will offer pre-negotiated and firm-fixed-price airfare rates to government officials under GSA’s fiscal year 2017 City Pair Program that had seven participants in FY 2016, GSA said Friday. …

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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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GSA Seeks to Collect Transactional Procurement Data Via Final Rule; Tom Sharpe, Anne Rung Comment

The General Services Administration has finalized a rule that requires federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data and eliminate disclosure and tracking requirements for contractors. GSA will implement the Transactional Data Reporting rule in an effort to collect data on prices paid by agency clients, product description, standard part numbers and …

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