Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors. July 8, 2014
As the General Services Administration moves gradually toward a “category management” approach to strategic sourcing, it’s taking a “deep dive” into the way federal agencies currently buy professional services and the kind of information they need to buy those services in a smarter way. Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, tells Roger Waldron about the new category management agenda for services on this week’s edition of “Off the Shelf.” Listen to entire episode of Off the Shelf
Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors. July 29, 2014
Tiffany Hixson, the Federal Acquisition Service’s professional services category executive, said the goal is to consolidate seven professional services schedules, such as MOBIS, FABS and professional engineering, into a handful of schedules. She said GSA is using the same approach for services as it did with IT by awarding the OASIS contracts to compliment the professional services schedule modernization.
The General Services Administration tells Federal News Radio it no longer believes it’s necessary to close down its seven services schedules to new vendors while it puts together the consolidated professional services contracts. GSA is trying to make it easier for agencies to buy professional services and for vendors to sell their expertise.
Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army’s fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.
The Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense have awarded a $133 million contract to help protect the personal information of people impacted by the cyber breach.
A year in the making, the General Services Administration launched a consolidated professional services schedule contract on Oct. 1 to merge eight multiple award contracts into one.
Tens of millions of dollars in agency-by-agency service contracts are due to expire next year. GSA hopes to transition a large proportion of the spending into governmentwide vehicles such as OASIS and the GSA schedules.
Tiffany Hixson, assistant commissioner of GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the Professional Services Category Strategic plan. August 9, 2016