Multiple-award contracts are becoming more mainstream in the federal government. Supporters say they foster relationships between agencies and contractors that understand their needs.
Veterans Affairs has gone this route, awarding more contracts itself rather than relying on the General Services Administration.
Iris Cooper is executive director of VA’s Office of Acquisition Operations. She joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp at the Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington to talk about the agency’s T-4 services contract.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.