Deidre Lee, chair of the Section 809 Acquisition Advisory Panel, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the panel’s mission and agenda for its ongoing review of DoD acquisition. February 21, 2017
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy recently sent a mythbuster memo to contracting officers, encouraging them to up their debriefing game. Terry O’Connor, a partner at the law firm Berenzweig Leonard, shares some tips on giving and receiving good information in debriefs on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Sources say Emily Murphy and Joshua Steinman could be in line for high-profile positions in the Trump administration.
The Office of Management and Budget issued two more memos, focusing on personal data breach response requirements and industry and vendor communications.
The Small Business Administration issued a memo in October stating all task and delivery orders between $3,000 and $150,000 under the GSA schedule are to be set-aside for small businesses if two or more are qualified.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council is trying again to promote communication between acquisition workers and vendors as early as possible in the contracting process.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses a new circular that raises a number of significant legal, policy and operational issues.
The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental thinks it’s learned a thing or two about rapid acquisition over the year since its initial standup, and sees no good reason why the rest of the Defense Department can’t use the same techniques it’s put in place to award new contracts in 60 days or less.
Russell Smith, the president of Organizational Communications Inc., encourages other vendors to speak out against the Obama administration’s category management effort.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a draft circular to institutionalize category management, but some experts question whether the initiative needs more time before putting into policy.
Anne Rung, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator and U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, will be moving to Seattle to work as the head of Amazon Business where she will run its strategic supplier program focusing on the government.
The General Services Administration held a reverse auction to set up contracts for five agencies to buy more than 45,000 laptops, desktops as part of a centralized procurement.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a final memo banning most new contracts for mobile devices and services.
Federal contracting and business experts say more communication as well as a retrained and rebuilt acquisition workforce is needed to ensure government is getting the best deal on purchases.
Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan asking for information on how the agency is going to adjust its pilot program so it meets DATA Act requirements ahead of the May 2017 implementation.