Category management

  • A procurement policy update

    Bill Gormley, president of The Gormley Group, joins host Roger Waldron for a quarterly update on current procurement policy and program trends. October 18, 2016

  • 4 market trends and 20 federal contracts vendors should know about in 2017

    The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.

  • Threat to industry and government: Category management

    Russell Smith, the president of Organizational Communications Inc., encourages other vendors to speak out against the Obama administration’s category management effort.

  • A reorg every agency should know about

    The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is transforming to serve its customers based on how it’s implementing category management.

  • Larry Allen: GSA reorganizes FAS to address category management

    Just when you thought things were calming down, the General Services Administration goes and reorganizes the Federal Acquisition Service. It sounds complicated and it’s directed at something contractors already distrust. Namely, category management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, for more.

  • 2016: The year in procurement

    Gormley Group president Bill Gormley and SAP Chief Legislative Counsel Tom Sisti join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the top procurement issues of 2016. November 29, 2016

  • Mary Davie: Progress report on IT category mangement

    For decades the government has tried to buy as one big organization to consolidate its buying power. The latest iteration of that effort is called category management. The White House and General Services Administration have settled on about a dozen categories of products and services purchased widely across government. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service , joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a progress report on the information technology category.

  • What is the government buying? With Product Services Codes, we may never really know

    Aram Mazmanian, a principal at Censeo Consulting Group, explains why category management could be the impetus to change the way the government classifies what its buys.

  • Acquisition in a time of transition

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Products, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf, discusses the state of acquisition during a presidential transition. February 7, 2017

  • Lead agencies must turn category management small business strategies into action

    Small businesses growing more worried about the impact of category management on their opportunities to compete for contracts. OFPP required each category manager to submit a plan for how they will address those concerns.