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Reverse auctions draw strong criticism on Capitol Hill

Reverse auctions are overused, underregulated and might be a monopoly, according to recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

Tags: House Small Business Committee , House , Congress , reverse auctions , GAO , Dan Gordon , FAR , FedBid , Joe Jordan , Steve Chabot , Sean McCalley

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:20pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal contractors have a new way to tell agency contracting shops how they really feel about the acquisition process. It's called Acquisition 360. It gives both contractors and program managers a chance to rate how individual agencies go about buying things. Anne Rung is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Leslie Field is the deputy administrator. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about how Acquisition 360 works, and how they hope it will help improve the federal procurement process.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , contracting , acquisition , Acquisition 360 , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:19am EDT
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OFPP initiates 360-degree reviews of the acquisition process

New guidance from Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, implements a way for vendors and program owners to rate the acquisition process in each agency. The goal of Acquisition 360 is to identify potential procurement process improvements.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Anne Rung , PSC , GSA , customer satisfaction , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:12am EDT
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GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Anne Rung , Price Reduction Clause , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Acquisition Excellence Conference , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:56am EST
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Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Anne Rung , industry , Acquisition 360 , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Category management , digital services , ACT-IAC , Buyer’s club , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:40am EST

GSA pitches acquisition reforms to Obama

The White House is interested government procurement. No, not the Office of Management and Budget, which includes the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, but the actual West Wing.

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Tom Sharpe , Laura Stanton , Anne Rung , Barack Obama , Category management , Professional Services Council , industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:51am EST

GSA searching for right people to run category management

The General Services Administration is hiring a new assistant commissioner and subject matter experts to help move the category management initiative forward.

Tags: acquisition , people , GSA , Kevin Youel Page , Tom Sharpe , Anne Rung , Category management , IAE , workforce , industry , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 07:20am EST

A look back at 2014 & a look ahead to 2015

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, and Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group, join host Mark Amtower to talk about the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead in 2015.
January 5, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting Group , business development , DoD budget , budget cuts , LPTA , Small business contracting , Anne Rung , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/05/2015, 07:52pm 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 , GAO , House Small Business Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , reverse auctions , industry , Sam Graves , Jeff Miller , Joe Jordan , FedBid , Jason Miller

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

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Get rid of data centers and start using cloud computing. It seemed like a simple directive from the White House. But nothing in the federal government is that easy. Confusion over how to incorporate cloud security standards into cloud contracts has reached a breaking point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is jumping in to clarify the best ways for agencies to use the Federal Risk Authorization and Management (Fed-RAMP) standards in solicitations. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the expected changes to Fed-RAMP in 2015.

Tags: Jason Miller , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:32am EST
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