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OFPP on acquisition reform listening tour

Administration collecting industry input before issuing four guidances by Sept. 30. Acquisition workforce remains biggest challenge.

Tags: contracting , David Drabkin , Jeff Liebman , OMB , GSA , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , AIA , Lockheed Martin , Acquisition Solutions , John Palatiello and Associates , John Palatiello , Larry Allen , Trey Hodgkins , Alan Chvotkin , Eleanor Spector , acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , competition

Friday - 06/19/2009, 03:10pm EDT
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Vendors must report 'credible' violations of contract law

OFPP to issue memo to make sure agencies understand new ethics rules

Tags: contracting , Federal Acquisition Regulations Council , Lesley Field , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , JM

Friday - 11/14/2008, 07:24am EST

Lieberman calls for more staff at OMB

The Senator writes to Appropriations Committee members asking for money to increase the number of employees for the e-government and procurement offices at OMB. Lieberman also wants to combine the White House's requests for e-government and IT pilot projects.

Tags: management , technology , Joseph Lieberman , Dick Durbin , Susan Collins , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , 2011 budget , E-Government Fund , acquisition workforce

Monday - 03/29/2010, 02:47pm EDT

OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship

OFPP administrator Gordon says the draft of the new definition of "inherently governmental" should be public by the end of March. He says the goal of the draft policy letter is to better clarify federal and vendor roles. OFPP is also focusing on multiple award contracts and strategic sourcing.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , GSA , Bill Gormley , Washington Management Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Multiple award contracts , inherently governmental , A-76 , strategic sourcing , SmartBUY , acquisition workforce

Friday - 03/12/2010, 06:37am EST
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Tax delinquent contractors focus of OFPP effort

Agencies must provide details to OFPP on how they review and deal with vendors who have not paid their taxes. IRS also is conducting a survey of its records. OMB will send President Obama a list of recommendations to improve agency processes.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Peter Orszag , OMB , IRS , GSA , Tax delinquent contractors

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 12:02pm EST

OMB wants latest data on green purchasing

Agencies have until Jan. 15 to submit 2009 information on how they are meeting environmental goals.

Tags: management , procurement , OMB , Office of the Environmental Executive , green purchasing , GreenGov initiative , EPEAT , OMB Scorecard on Environmental Stewardship

Monday - 11/30/2009, 01:47pm EST

Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , GAO , Robert Burton , Venable , insourcing , acquisition workforce , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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Agencies told to take closer look at green buying

OFPP issued a new memo encouraging departments to consider if the product or service they are buying meets sustainable standards. The memo is another in a series of directives to green the government.

Tags: acquisition , Dan Gordon , green government , Acquisition policy , GSA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 03:36pm EDT

OFPP takes on second challenge of taming MACs

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and GSA are working on a directory of Federal Supply Schedule blanket purchase agreements. The database would help fix one of the "biggest blind spots" in federal acquisition today, said Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator. OFPP's memo to require business cases for multiple-award contracts received praise for its direct and specific requirements.

Tags: acquisition , Acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , GSA , Interagency contracting , mulitiple-award contracts , business cases , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , Jason Miller , contracting

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:46am EDT
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