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Navy takes lifecycle view of energy costs in acquisitions

The Navy is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to find alternatives to fossil fuels. A parallel effort aims to engrain energy efficiency into the way the service buys the ships and planes it will own for the next few decades.

Tags: DoD , Energy , Navy , alternative energy , acquisition , jim thomsen , jo decker , terry blake , Ray Mabus , Green government , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:45am EDT
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FAR Council wants to standardize privacy training for vendors

A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.

Tags: FAR Council , industry , Privacy Act , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/14/2011, 01:50pm EDT

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 , OFPP , Green government , GSA , Jason Miller

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

Why agencies don't suspend contractors

Bill Woods, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a recent GAO report about the use of suspensions and debarments by federal agencies.

Tags: acquisition , GAO , contracting , Bill Woods

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:53am EDT
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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 , Dan Gordon , OFPP , 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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OFPP sets new rules for creating multiple-award contracts

Agencies must develop a business case and post it on an internal government site for others to comment on. OFPP also wants senior acquisition officials to sign off on justifications before moving out with a final solicitation. The new guidance comes as GAO and others have found the proliferation of multiple award contracts is costing agencies and vendors millions of dollars.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Interagency contracting , multiple award contracting , GWACs , Jason Miller , GSA , Chief Acquisition Officer

Friday - 09/30/2011, 01:03pm EDT

White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new Web portal will bring information on all federal agency services for small firms into one place. At the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference, White House officials highlighted how they are holding agencies accountable for meeting governmentwide small business goals.

Tags: contracting , industry , Gene Sperling , Small business goals , small business , David Hinson , SBA , MBDA , ari matusiak , MED Week , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:19am EDT
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Office of Naval Research takes new approach on OCI

Mark Bennington, the executive director for acquisition management at the Navy research unit joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his department's approach to the thorny issues involved in OCIs.

Tags: OCI , Office of Naval Research , mark bennington , contracting , Federal Drive , acquisition ,

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 11:10am EDT
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OFPP's Gordon not stymied by bumps in the road to acquisition reform

Despite pushback on some issues by industry, Dan Gordon listens to input from all sides as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to follow its own path to reform the acquisition process. The OFPP administrator said his office is close to issuing new guidance around business cases for multiple award contracts and a final rule redefining inherently governmental jobs.

Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , insourcing , outsourcing , acquisition regulations , FAR Council , interim rules , inherently governmental , Multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:29am EDT
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