Steve Kempf

  • 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.…

  • GSA opens e-Buy to state and local customers

    The federal e-Buy contracting system is expanding to include state and local governments that need help. Steve Kempf is Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition Management at the General Services Administration and joins us with details.

  • IRMCO 2010: Federal IT contracting update with GSA’s O’Hare and Kempf

    Steve Kempf, acting commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, and Ed O’Hare, the assistant commissioner, at the General Services Administration bring us up to date from IRMCO 2010.

  • GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive

    Agency sets a goal for itself of having a zero carbon footprint. Administrator Johnson compares the goal to the moon shot to invigorate and attract employees. GSA also improving its schedules to address other agencies’ need to buy sustainable products.

  • GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

    Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

  • GSA tries to make office supplies easy

    GSA has established 12 new blanket purchase agreements for office supplies under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative that will help federal agencies meet mandates to cut procurement expenditures by seven percent for the current and 2011 fiscal years. GSA’s Steve Kempf explains.

  • OFPP tries new approach to reign in MACs

    Administrator Gordon says strategic sourcing is one way to ensure the government gets the lowest price and to consolidate existing contracts. Gordon also wants agencies to submit business cases for new multi-agency contracts, but doesn’t commit to asking agencies to justify all types of multiple award contracts.

  • Analysis: Kempf tapped to lead GSA’s FAS

    Larry Allen of the Coalition for Government Procurement tells us more.

  • GSA’s new FAS commissioner Kempf looks ahead

    Steve Kempf talks with DorobekInsider about what he hopes to accomplish as head of GSA’s FAS.