Contracting conundrum: Why do agencies create their own?

Thursday - 5/20/2010, 5:19pm EDT

Greg Rothwell, former chief procurement officer, DHS

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We told you yesterday about Jason Miller's series, Contract Overload.

Today we talk with Greg Rothwell, president of the Evermay Consulting Group. He's also a former chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, where he worked extensively with EAGLE.

So, why would an agency create its own multiple award contract rather then going with another contract vehicle -- like one from GSA?

Rothwell gives us his take.