Federal Acquisition Service

  • GSA keeps pushing for better schedule contracts

    Improvements focused internally, externally

  • House joins Smart Contracting Caucus

    Members of the House of Representatives that are interested in contracting issues join the Smart Contracting Caucus. The group is starting a series of discussions about issues that are creating some challenges for acquisition managers.…

  • Acquisition workforce training going virtual

    GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.

  • 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.

  • Shifts in the information technology market

    Host Roger Waldron is joined by Ed O’Hare, senior vice president, Technology Business Sector, at Koniag Development Corporation. October 11, 2011

  • 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 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.

  • All things SmartPay

    David Shea, director of GSA’s Office of Charge Card Management, gives us an update on the agency’s SmartPay program. June 3, 2013

  • The keys to a successful procurement

    Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron. June 11, 2013

  • The keys to a successful procurement

    Dave Mader, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, talks acquisition and procurement with host Roger Waldron. June 25, 2013