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On this week's Amtower Off-Center radio show, host Mark Amtower interviews Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, on the future of GSA schedules.
February 10, 2014 (Encore presentation February 17, 2014)
The agency issues a request for quotes to Schedule 70 vendors to provide 10 different software and services.
The General Services Administration issued two request for quotes for janitorial and sanitation supplies and equipment, and for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) equipment and supplies. Agencies spend almost $2 billion on these services annually.
Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service at the General Services Administration will talk about what his agency is doing to meet the needs of its customers.
September 17, 2013 (Encore presentation September 24, 2013)
Tags: acquisition , contracting , Federal Acquisition Service , General Services Administration , IT GWACs , assisted services , Multiple award schedule contracting , contract duplication , content management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf
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.
The multiple award contract for professional services will cover seven functional areas. GSA will make up to 40 awards per functional area.
Tom Sharpe wants to make the General Services Administration the first choice for most commodity buys for the government. He said he wants to increase the amount of spending agencies through FAS contracts by billions.
Bill Sisk gets to remove the acting from his title as he takes on the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service on a permanent basis.
In a letter to Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, three industry groups -- the Coalition for Government Procurement, the Professional Services Council and TechAmerica -- wrote that restricting communication between managers and contractors could have a "chilling effect" on managers' role in the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.
Administrator Joe Jordan said he views the possibilities as everything from new contracts to take advantage of volume discounts to standardizing terms and conditions to save on administrative costs. GSA FAS is reorganizing around 14 strategic sourcing areas.
Tags: contracting , industry , strategic sourcing , OFPP , Joe Jordan , GSA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Federal Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , Small business contracting , Jason Miller