Archive for April, 2015

Procurement Chief Seeks New Category Management Leadership Council

Thursday, April 30th, 2015


White House procurement chief Anne Rung recently stated her intentions to train an interagency acquisition group with the goal of furthering the implementation of category management efficiency reforms laid out by the Obama administration. Learn more about the proposed group in this week’s blog.





Federal Agencies Are Meeting Sustainable Acquisition Goals

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015


Federal agencies are doing their part to meet sustainable acquisition goals laid out by President Obama in an executive order three years ago, according to a new report from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Read more about the report in this week’s blog.





House Bill Emphasizes Small Businesses in Federal Contract Awards

Thursday, April 16th, 2015


A panel in the House of Representatives recently approved an umbrella bill that seeks to improve small businesses’ abilities to compete for federal contracts with larger contractors. Learn more about the bill in this week’s blog.


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GSA Begins Schedule Contract Consolidation

Thursday, April 9th, 2015


After announcing last year that it was considering a major consolidation of its professional services contract schedules, the GSA is now making the first of its efforts that will continue over the next six months to bring this plan into action. In addition to consolidating the schedules contracts program, GSA is also planning a number of other changes that will be implemented over the course of 2015. Learn more about what GSA is doing in 2015 to improve schedules contracts in our blog.


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IT Acquisition Added to 2015 GAO High Risk List

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) High Risk List is released every two years and details federal programs that “merit concern ‘due to their vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement or are most in need of broad reform. The High Risk List has documented more than $40 billion in financial benefits and 866 other improvements related to high-risk areas.’” The list was released in February 2015, and this year the GAO added Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and Operations to the list.