DorobekInsider: GSA transition leads earn Coalition Partnership recognition

Thursday - 11/5/2009, 2:26pm EST

The Coalition for Government Procurement Tuesday night handed out its 10th annual Excellence in Partnership Awards at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. I was honored to be asked to speak at the event. More on that a bit later.

The night’s big award — Government/Industry Partnership Alliance Award, which is only given out in years when there is somebody who rises to the challenge — was given to two leaders who led the presidential transition initiative for the General Services Administration, which, by all accounts, went exceedingly well. The two winners:

* Ed O’Hare, who is now the head of GSA Federal Acquisition Service’s Integrated Technology Services, but was one of the leaders of the transition team.
* Timothy O. Horne, GSA, Rocky Mountain Region

The other winners:

Category: GSA Customer Agencies

Best Use of Cooperative Purchasing

Jill Klaskin Press, Miami-Dade County, Department of Procurement

Most Effective Use of FAS in Support of its Critical Mission

DoD – Defense Information Systems Agency Program Management Office for Commercial Satellite Communications PEO STS

Civilian – Marc A. Joseph, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service

Loyal User Award

DHS, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Acquisition Mgmt – Dallas Office

Lifetime Achievement Award

Beth Campbell, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Category: GSA

Most Innovative Acquisition Center
FEDSIM Civilian Acquisition Group

Most Effective Contracting Officer or Project Manager
Robert Woodside, Administrative Services Acquisition Branch, National Administrative Services and Office Supplies Acquisition Center, FAS, GSA

Most Active Marketing Organization
Christine Lundstrom, GSA FAS National Publications Center

Best New Negotiator
Bounce Quarry, Federal Acquisition Service

Lifetime Achievement Award (tie)
Rebecca Koses, Acquisition Operations, Office of Travel, Motor Vehicles and Card Services
Harry W. Butler, III, GSA Office of Customer Accounts and Research

Category: Industry

Most Valuable Schedule Contractor
Raytheon GSA PMO

Most Innovative Small Business
Source One Distributors

Most Successful Newcomer
Highland Engineering, Inc.

Green Contractor Award
CamelBak Products, LLC

Lifetime Achievement Award
Gary Barth, Canon USA
Carolyn Alston, Washington Management Group