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OFPP, OPM join forces to recruit acquisition workers

A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , OPM , hiring reform , acquisition workforce , hiring flexibilities , USAJobs.gov , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:32pm EST

OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Tags: contracting , management , OMB , OFPP , FAI , DAU , FAR , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST
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OMB reminds agencies to justify brand names in RFPs

The Office of Management and Budget is reminding agencies for a second time in four years not to use brand names in their procurements.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Vivek Kundra , Victoria Espinel , OMB , brand name justification , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:27pm EST

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Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:53pm EST
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New interagency contracts now require business cases

The FAR Councils issued an interim rule requiring changes to the use of and oversight of interagency contracts. OFPP reports that agencies spent $52 billion on multiple award and GWACs in 2009. The new requirements will help get that spending under better control, the councils say.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , OMB , FAR Councils , Interagency contracting , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/13/2010, 03:20pm EST

OMB plans to bust IT contracting myths

The Office of Management and Budget said many feds responsible for IT acquisition are so cautious about running afoul of ethics rules that they're passing up what could be productive interactions with the industry. The administration plans to start an awareness campaign to improve communication between agencies and vendors.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , OMB , OFPP , ethics , Vivek Kundra , Bob Dix , Paul Brub

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:33pm EST
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Frontline Forum returns to improve procurement

Dan Gordon of OFPP discusses the return of the Frontline Forum meetings.

Tags: Frontline Forum , contracting , procurement , Steve Kelman , best practices , OFPP , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 05:48pm EST
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OFPP calls for Fed to contractor ratio analysis

A new memo from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy gives agencies until June to determine whether the number of contractors performing services is appropriate. First, however, agencies must develop a service contract inventory and make it public. OFPP said for agencies to initially focus on professional and management services and technology services.

Tags: contracting , industry , OFPP , service contract inventory , insourcing , inherently governmental , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/12/2010, 12:44pm EST

AcqStat sessions give broader view of challenges

OFPP is holding these meetings with large agencies to understand how they are meeting the Obama administration's acquisition goals. The sessions are similar to the TechStat sessions, but they're not at the program level. OFPP also is finalizing rules around multiple award contracts and schedule bidding.

Tags: contracting , Lesley Field , OFPP , GSA , Federal Acquisition Institute , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA schedules , multiple award contracting , acquisition workforce , Frontline Forums , AcqStat , Contracting Functional Advisory Boards , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 07:03am EDT
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OFPP: Hiring needed ahead of 'tsunami of buying'

Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

Tags: DoD , OMB , contracting , Shay Assad , Barack Obama , Robert Gates , Senate , defense , management , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:17am EDT
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