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FedBid splits into two, names Jordan CEO of new public sector company

The reverse auction vendor says its decision to split up its federal and commercial businesses has nothing to do with the critical Veterans Affairs inspector general report from September. Joe Jordan said FedBid has taken several steps to ensure any problems highlighted by the IG are resolved.

Tags: exclusive , industry , people , Ali Saadat , FedBid , contracting , reverse auctions , Veterans Affairs , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 07:00am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Reverse auction company FedBid is making some changes at the top. The company will split into federal and commercial entities. Joe Jordon will continue as leader of the federal portion. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what the new FedBid will look like.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , FedBid , industry , reverse auctions

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:26pm EST
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House lawmakers call for OFPP to issue reverse auction guidance

Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairmen of the Veterans Affairs and Small Business committees, respectively, wrote to Anne Rung, OFPP administrator, saying agencies still are "misusing" reverse auctions to "evade competition and compliance with other procurement regulations."

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , GAO , House Small Business Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , reverse auctions , industry , Sam Graves , Jeff Miller , FedBid , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 04:50pm EST

Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change

Some federal IT leaders cite the Federal Acquisition Regulations as the biggest obstacle to getting innovative technology deployed at their agencies. That concept was just one covered at the "Advancing Procurement at the Pace of Technological Change: Why Government Will (or Won't) Fix Procurement" panel at NextGov Prime 2014 Monday. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose moderated the discussion with Frank McNally, content developer at ASI Government; Joe Jordan, president of public sector at FedBid and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Kaitlin Devine, innovation specialist at the General Services Administration; and Shawn Kingsberry, chief information officer at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. To start the panel off, Joe Jordan tells Francis whether that perception of FAR as obstacle is fair.

Tags: NextGov Prime 2014 , FAR , Frank McNally , OFPP , ASI Government , Kaitlin Devine , GSA , Shawn Kingsberry , RAT Board , In Depth , acquisition

Monday - 09/08/2014, 05:13pm EDT
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Anne Rung nominated to head OFPP

President Obama has tapped a senior advisor at OMB to be the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , GSA , Ellen Kortesoja , Lesley Field

Friday - 07/11/2014, 12:17pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - Feb. 25, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Larry Allen , Kim Weaver , Virginia Hill , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 05:21pm EST

Jordan exits OFPP knowing progress toward buying smarter is real

Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is leaving the administration Friday after working five years in assorted senior contracting manager positions. He said agencies are using strategic sourcing, reducing spending and receiving more competition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , OFPP , FedBid , acquisition workforce , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:54am EST
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OFPP updates rules for how agencies should analyze ways to lower costs

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy revised Circular A-131 for the first time in 20 years. A-131 promotes the use of value engineering (VE), which is an organized effort by an integrated product team to evaluate functions of systems, facilities, services and supplies with an eye toward lowering costs and maintaining performance, quality, safety and reliability.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , value engineering , Circular A-131 , OFPP , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 02:35pm EST

OFPP's Jordan leaving for the private sector

Joe Jordan will become the president of the public sector at FedBid. He's leaving OFPP after 18 months.

Tags: OFPP , people , FedBid , Lesley Field , Ali Saadat , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 02:45pm EST

OFPP refreshes program, project management certification requirements

A new memo from OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan outlines eight changes since 2007. Among the major changes is the requirement for program and project managers to meet all the certification prerequisites.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , contracting , OFPP , program management , project management , training , workforce

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 12:57pm EST
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