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OMB asks agencies to develop plans to grow acquisition workforce

OFPP issues two contracting memos today. One gives agencies help to evaluate how competitive their contracting process is. The second one asks agencies to develop a workforce plan to increase the number of acquisition workers by 5 percent by 2014.

Tags: contracting , management , Lesley Field , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , acquisition workforce , Contracting guidance

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 05:07pm EDT
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OFPP defines 'inherently governmental'

Federal News Radio has obtained the draft policy letter that will standardize and help explain what jobs should only be done by federal employees. OFPP is expected to issue the draft policy letter tomorrow. The draft policy provides 20 examples of inherently governmental jobs and 19 that are considered closely associated with inherently governmental.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , inherently governmental , FAIR Act , Critical functions , Function closely associated with inherently govern

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 04:57pm EDT

Agency pilots help cultivate 'inherently governmental' changes

Agencies are getting a better understanding whether they over-rely on contractors. Vendors are mostly happy with the draft policy detailing how agencies should decide which jobs should be done only by federal employees. OMB expects 24 demonstration projects to finish by early May.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OMB , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , inherently governmental , insourcing , A-76

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 07:02am EDT
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Troubled federal procurement data systems to get facelift

GSA will award a contract to create a new enterprise architecture by the end of October. The agency's goal is to consolidate eight disparate systems to make it easier to access procurement data. The current systems are not interoperable and plagued with long-standing problems.

Tags: contracting , Vivek Kundra , Sen. Claire McCaskill , Sen. Robert Bennett , William Woods , OMB , GAO , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , FPDS , AOCS , PPIRS , Excluded Parties List System

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 07:12am EDT
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