Category management

  • FAS’s roles in professional services

    Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors. July 8, 2014

  • Tiffany Hixson, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA

    As the General Services Administration moves gradually toward a “category management” approach to strategic sourcing, it’s taking a “deep dive” into the way federal agencies currently buy professional services and the kind of information they need to buy those services in a smarter way. Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, tells Roger Waldron about the new category management agenda for services on this week’s edition of “Off the Shelf.” Listen to entire episode of Off the Shelf

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Category management launches five pilots; more vendor past performance data

    In this edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The General Services Administration is turning one idea to make acquisition easier on agencies into reality. It’s kicked off five government-wide pilots under its category management initiative. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about it online in his Reporter’s Notebook. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details.

  • FAS’s roles in professional services

    Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors. July 29, 2014

  • OFPP’s Rung rolls out 3-pronged acquisition improvement plan

    Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government’s relationship with its vendors.

  • 2014: A year in review

    Carolyn Alston and Bill Gormley with the Coalition for Government Procurement, look back at what happened in government wide contracting in 2014, and what’s ahead in the new year. January 27, 2015

  • OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

    The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

  • GSA searching for right people to run category management

    The General Services Administration is hiring a new assistant commissioner and subject matter experts to help move the category management initiative forward.

  • GSA pitches acquisition reforms to Obama

    The White House is interested government procurement. No, not the Office of Management and Budget, which includes the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, but the actual West Wing.