Category: Contract Duplication

Duplicating Efforts To Avoid Duplication

Within the past year, there have been several initiatives undertaken across the government space focused on moving the Federal procurement process onto commercial e-Commerce portals. Last March, the FAR &

Creating Contract Duplication to Reduce Contract Duplication?!

On April 14th, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) issued Solicitation NO. HC1047-17-R-0007, a request for proposals (RFP) seeking to establish 12 multiple award IDIQ contracts for Agency Program Support

The Next Steps for the Proposed Cybersecurity SIN

  On June 8th, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a “Proposed Special Item Number (SIN) on IT Schedule 70: Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services

Cloud Contract Vehicles—Issues to Consider

  On March 23rd, GSA issued a post on GSA Interact seeking “feedback on Cloud ConFIG’s (Cloud Contract Fostering Innovation in Government) Scope Statement.”  GSA’s most recent post on market

Category Management and Contract Duplication: Finding the right mix!

  One of the key goals of Category Management is to reduce unnecessary contract duplication.  In this respect, Category Management builds on former OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon’s September 29, 2011

How Category Management Can Enhance Federal Acquisition

  Category Management Addressing Contract Duplication Best Commercial Practices and Total Acquisition Cost (TAC). With the naming of the 10 Category Managers, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has

Reducing Contract Duplication: Savings for Government and Industry

Contract duplication remains one of the most pressing issues in Federal contracting today—untold levels of resources and taxpayer dollars are being expended to create new contracts, when effective vehicles already

DHA and GSA: Addressing contract duplication and the role of IT Schedule 70

Last month the Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced its decision to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA) to satisfy its Health Information Technology (HIT) requirements. The Coalition applauds this

Federal Times Blog on OS3 and Contract Duplication

For this week’s comment I wanted to share with you a blog post first published on the Federal Times’ Acquisition Blog ( The post highlights GSA’s recent Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) Office Supply 3 (OS3) and

The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement (aka the “Open Dialogue”). An opportunity to jump start acquisition reform??

  In April 2014, the National Dialogue was launched by the Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) Council in conjunction with the FAR Council, the Chief Information Officers Council, the General Services