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Search Tags: acquisition workforce
Survey finds few areas have improved since 2006
Associate Professor of Law and
Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program,
George Washington University Law School
April 21st and 28th, 2009
Quality, quantity of workforce making big difference for agency
Agency requests $75 million in 2010 to consolidate leases in D.C. metro area. Acquisition and records management among other high ranking priorities in budget request.
DoD addressing long-standing shortcomings, including hiring 20,000 acquisition workers over the next five years. Reforms of the 1990s big reason for procurement problems, deputy secretary says.
GAO's latest report finds contractors have a 1-in-2 chance to gain some type of relief from agencies when they protest a solicitation. Agencies turning more to alternative dispute resolution to help solve complaints. Bid protests expected to increase in 2010.
Homeland Security will slow down, possibly stopping, some projects to make sure they are on target. DHS also applying increasing attention to EAGLE follow-on contracts, and reviewing whether the Department has the right mix of federal employees and contractors.
Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.
Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , OFPP , DoD , Defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce ,
Sen. Carl Levin will introduce a bill requiring defense contracts to be reexamined if its cost increase more than 25 percent over its initial estimate.
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.