You have to have a very good business case if you want to add the long list of contract vehicles.
Jim Williams managed a few of those vehicles as commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service. He’s now a senior vice president at Daon.
But the government may have hit a ceiling on the number of new contract vehicles, which Williams said may be a good thing.
“I feel for the acquisition workforce today,” he said. “And if they’re being asked to create an unnecessary vehicle, that’s a waste of their time that they could better spending with requirements or mission people or better spent managing a contract.”
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.