Category management

  • OFPP, GSA raise the stakes on new acquisition approach

    OFPP Administrator Anne Rung and Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, say category management now is a cross-agency priority goal with a focus on saving money and reducing contracts.

  • OMB bans most new contracts for desktops, laptops

    The Office of Management and Budget’s new guidance prohibits civilian agencies from buying computers off any contract except from one of three governmentwide acquisition contracts.

  • The top procurement stories of 2015

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, will give us his thoughts on the year in government procurement, and provide an update on the recent NASA SEWP training conference. January 5, 2016

  • New rules coming for how agencies buy mobile services

    OMB will issue two new policies in the coming months. One for enterprise software licensing, which currently is in draft, and another on IT mobile services.

  • The time is right to finally take a bite out of contract duplication? OFPP thinks so

    OFPP Administrator Anne Rung plans to update a 2011 guidance requiring agencies to submit business cases before moving forward with a multiple award contract.

  • The road ahead for contractors in 2016

    Lohfeld Consulting CEO Bob Lohfeld and Blomberg Government Senior Data Analyst Paul Murphy join host Mark Amtower to discuss some of the challenges contractors are facing in 2016. February 1, 2016

  • CBP, Army PEO-EIS CIOs quietly retire

    Charlie Armstrong called it a career after spending the last seven-plus years as the assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and CIO for CBP.

  • Category management, GSA schedules and more

    Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and chair of the Coaliton for Government Procurement, discusses category management, GSA’s Schedules Transformation Initiative, and the current state of commercial item contracting. February 9, 2016

  • “Big competitions” in the federal marketplace

    Brian Friel, principal at One Nation Analytics LLC, discusses Alliant 2, Encore 3, category management and more when he joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. February 16, 2016

  • OFPP charges 10 federal executives with saving billions on procurement

    The Office of Federal Procurement Policy named 10 new category managers Feb. 25 to lead the commodity buying areas that represent more than $270 billion a year.