Category management

  • All things procurement

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors. February 23, 2015

  • New HR training contract pushes toward RFP release

    A year after canceling its $2 billion training contract, the Office of Personnel Management is getting closer to finalizing what that new procurement vehicle will look like.

  • Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

    OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

  • All things procurement

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors. March 23, 2015

  • CAOs feel the pressure to get more bang for the buck

    Federal News Radio’s fourth annual survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives found training, recruitment and retaining acquisition workers continues to be their highest priority. But the survey found CAOs believe finding efficiencies in their contracts is becoming more important. Commerce’s Barry Berkowitz said his agency’s spend analysis showed possible consolidation and reduction opportunities in $800 million in procurement spending.

  • CAOs feel the pressure to get more bang for the buck

    Federal News Radio’s fourth annual survey of chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives found training, recruitment and retaining acquisition workers continues to be their highest priority. But the survey found CAOs believe finding efficiencies in their contracts is becoming more important. Commerce’s Barry Berkowitz said his agency’s spend analysis showed possible consolidation and reduction opportunities in $800 million in procurement spending.

  • Barry Berkowitz: Strategic sourcing can transform your agency

    The Commerce Department is recovering from years of disjointed procurement oversight and spending. Commerce finds millions of dollars in procurement efficiencies thanks to an effort to improve the acquisition process that’s been going on for several years. Barry Berkowitz is the senior procurement executive at the Commerce Department. He tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how he is transforming the agency and why his efforts are similar to what other chief acquisition officers say they are trying to do in a Federal News Radio survey of CAOs.

  • Tom Sharpe: 17 acquisition hallways are open for agencies to collaborate

    The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has a new vision. It’s to be the place where contracting officers and other acquisition workers can go for unbiased advice and find the best value to get their mission done. FAS’s updated goal coincides with the launch of the Obama administration’s category management initiative. Tom Sharpe is the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA. In part 1 of their interview, he tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how FAS is helping to bring better insight into the 10 biggest areas of spending across the government.

  • GSA’s acquisition hallways to come under measurement microscope

    Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said with 17 hallways in place and tools to support them, the goal is to understand the impact of these efforts. GSA also is trying to alleviate customer agency concerns about pricing with new initiatives.

  • ‘Killer apps’ introduced into GSA acquisition site

    GSA officials want feedback on new digital tools designed to help acquisition workers cut back on cost and time when choosing contracts.