Archive for August, 2015

GSA Yelp Partnership Opens Up Agencies to Public Review 

Thursday, August 27th, 2015


Do you want your complaints with public services like TSA and the IRS to be not only seen but also responded to in real time? GSA Yelp will now help fill that void.


The federal government wants the public to rate and rant about their experiences to try and help improve the performance of different branches.



GSA and Yelp are partnering to make it easier for the public to review government agencies online.


OPM and GSA Seek to Expand Govt Access to Human Capital

Thursday, August 20th, 2015


The Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration are undergoing a joint effort to expand the access of government agencies to human capital strategy, in accordance with the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework. The effort seeks to target expanding access to training and development and organizational performance improvement as well. Another goal of the effort is to push the development of category management in government purchasing. Learn more in our blog.



GSA and OPM want to increase govt access to human capital.


GSA Pricing Data Proposal Sees Backlash from Vendors

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


Vendors have responded negatively to the GSA pricing data proposal released earlier this year. The proposal would require that contractors report data on prices paid for every contract vehicle. Though part of the proposal included reducing a related burden on contractor pricing known as the price reduction clause, vendors have responded that the new pricing data proposal would add a significant burden equal to or greater than the current burden. Learn more about vendors’ responses to the GSA proposal, below.



Vendors have responded negatively to the GSA pricing data proposal released earlier this year.


OPM Contract Out Now, Vendor Must Give Feds Database Access

Thursday, August 6th, 2015


On Tuesday, the federal government released its official solicitation for a contractor to alert victims of the Office of Personnel Management data breach and provide them with identity theft protection. The vendor that wins the OPM contract must also give the feds access to its own databases. While the majority of the 21.5 million people affected by the data breach are expected to be notified within a month of the contract’s award, it could take up to 4 months for everyone affected to be alerted. Learn more below.



The OPM contract to alert victims of the OPM data breach and provide them with identity theft protection is out now.