Steve Kempf

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Some question who’s in charge at GSA with six feds on admin leave

    Industry experts say GSA is looking for scapegoats for the problems outlined in two recent inspector general reports, instead of stepping back and understanding the real issues auditors raised.

  • GSA names Sharpe new FAS Commissioner

    Tom Sharpe will move over from the Treasury Department to take over the Federal Acquisition Service.

  • GSA to hire new FAS Commissioner

    Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner’s job on USAJobs.gov on Monday.

  • GSA FAS Commissioner Kempf taking medical leave

    Steve Kempf told staff he will take 60 days off for medical reasons starting July 30. Mary Davie will become acting FAS commissioner while Kempf is out.

  • Agencies taking a more disciplined approach to managing vendors

    GSA, Commerce and others are using supply chain management techniques to buy smarter and more efficiently. Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf said a recent survey of their contractors will help influence the next generation of schedules.

  • Strategic sourcing: Pennywise but pound foolish?

    Some small businesses are calling into question the benefits of the Obama administration’s strategic sourcing initiative. They say the agencies are mandating the use of the office supplies BPA and putting more than 500 Schedule 75 holders at risk of losing their business. GSA, which runs Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), said there still are plenty of sales to go around as the BPA accounts for less than half of the $1.4 billion office supplies market.

  • GSA ridding schedules of deadwood

    Agency introduces the new Demand Based Model that will focus resources on the products and services agencies need and want the most. GSA plans on closing two schedules and parts of 14 others to new offerors. GSA also will cut vendors who do little or no business on the schedule to help reduce administrative costs.

  • GSA to launch $1.4B next-generation travel management system

    The General Services Administration has awarded Concur Technologies a contract to launch the next phase of the agency’s cloud-based travel-management service. Version 2 of the program will provide travel planning, authorizations, reservations, ticketing, and reimbursements and reporting through a streamlined interface

  • GSA: Changing printing habits could save government millions

    Steve Kempf, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new efforts at more efficient print management.

  • GSA aims to please with cloud offerings

    The General Services Administration already has a project management office set up for cloud computing where it is working on a few initiatives including infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, and email-as-a-service. Steve Kempf, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, tells Federal News Radio, It’s really looking at how could we provide some value add to what is already […]

  • GSA improving acquisition slowly, steadily

    Steve Kempf, Commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), joins Off the Shelf for an update on some of FAS’s key procurement initiatives and new leadership team. February 22, 2011 (Encore presentation July 5, 2011)

  • GSA’s Kempf on FAS reorganization

    With just weeks before the end of the year, the General Services Administration is making some big changes to Federal Acquisition Service team. Ed O’Hare, after 38 years of government service, will retire after the…

  • Federal Acquisition Service outlines new agenda

    The Federal Acquisition Service is working on a plan to improve the service it delivers to federal agencies, vendors and contractors.November 30, 2010

  • Kempf sets ‘bold’ vision for GSA acquisition service

    The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers’ needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.

  • Industry presses GSA to keep Schedule 75 open

    The Coalition for Government Procurement asks the Federal Acquisition Service to reconsider its decision to close the office supplies schedule to new offerors for two year. The association says the decision will hurt small businesses and likely lead to higher prices for the government.