Advocating Common Sense in Government Procurement
The Coalition for Government Procurement is the single most effective voice for commercial service and product companies selling in the federal market. For over 30 years, the Coalition has brought together public and private sector procurement leaders to work towards the mutual goal of common sense acquisition. Our members have access to the latest federal compliance and policy information, which serves as the foundation of a successful federal business.
OFPP kicks the strategic-sourcing door wide open
The Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council has delivered a set of proposals for how and where to expand the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.
But not every suggestion sent to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in March was about a new contract or expanding a current blanket purchase agreement.
Joe Jordan, the administrator of OFPP, said the council wants to move forward with a number of strategic sourcing efforts, including technology hardware and software, laboratory supplies, janitorial and sanitation, mobile and wireless products and services, and others.
A new framework for acquiring professional services, by Roger Waldron in Federal Times
The Office of Management and Budget’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative seeks to leverage purchasing power across the federal enterprise. To date, FSSI has focused on commodities. However, federal strategic sourcing continues to evolve with apparent interest in strategic sourcing of complex professional services.
The General Services Administration recently released the business case for One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS), its governmentwide contract for complex professional services. The OASIS business case calls for a contracting vehicle that will “incorporate strategic sourcing principles to the maximum extent practicable” and achieve “strategic sourcing-like benefits at the federal level and take critical first steps to bring professional services under spend management.”