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GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , acquisition , Contracting , Industry , GSA , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Army commits $500 million to GSA's OASIS contract

Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army's fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , OASIS , GSA , Harry Hallock , Jim Ghiloni , Professional services , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:53am EDT
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GSA changes plans, will keep service schedules open after all

The General Services Administration tells Federal News Radio it no longer believes it's necessary to close down its seven services schedules to new vendors while it puts together the consolidated professional services contracts. GSA is trying to make it easier for agencies to buy professional services and for vendors to sell their expertise.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , GSA , schedule contracts , Industry , Transportation Department , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:17am EDT
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GSA applying its IT model to overhaul of services schedules

Tiffany Hixson, the Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said the goal is to consolidate seven professional services schedules, such as MOBIS, FABS and professional engineering, into a handful of schedules. She said GSA is using the same approach for services as it did with IT by awarding the OASIS contracts to compliment the professional services schedule modernization.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Professional services , OASIS , Alliant , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 03:57am EDT
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FAS's roles in professional services

Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA's Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors.
July 29, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management , OASIS , OASIS SB , MOBIS , FABS , AIMS , standardized labor categories , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 10:16pm EDT
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Tiffany Hixson, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA

As the General Services Administration moves gradually toward a "category management" approach to strategic sourcing, it's taking a "deep dive" into the way federal agencies currently buy professional services and the kind of information they need to buy those services in a smarter way. Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, tells Roger Waldron about the new category management agenda for services on this week's edition of "Off the Shelf." Listen to entire episode of Off the Shelf

Tags: GSA , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:53pm EDT
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FAS's roles in professional services

Tiffany Hixson, the professional services category executive at GSA's Federal Acquisition Service discusses the new professional services category management agenda for FAS and what it means for customer agencies and contractors.
July 8, 2014

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , Category management , OASIS , OASIS SB , MOBIS , FABS , AIMS , standardized labor categories , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 10:16pm EDT
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