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How DHS is thawing the industry-government deep freeze 

OFPP is planning a third mythbusters memo as part of its continuing effort to improve communication around acquisition. Continue reading

What are the real reasons small firms won’t sell to the government?

I have been interested in the question of getting successful commercial companies, especially tech companies, to sell to the government from the time I was in government myself as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, now almost 25 years ago. Continue reading

DHS/FEMA/Amazon deal exposes need for MAS reform

Over the last several years, the Coalition for Government Procurement has made the case to stakeholders across government that the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program must keep pace with innovation and other changes in the dynamic commercial market. Continue reading

Federal procurement reforms start by naming the right type of leaders

Before the new OFPP administrator begins the analysis to set their priorities, a group of former OFPP, Defense Department and agency acquisition executives are urging the administration to focus as much on the “who” as the “what.” Continue reading

OFPP Urges Agencies to Strengthen Debriefings

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy recently issued a memorandum that urges agencies to strengthen the debriefing process. Continue reading

OFPP releases category management draft proposal

The draft circular, Implementing Category Management for Common Goods and Services, was published Oct. 7 in the Federal Register and is now open for public comm Continue reading

Inside the government’s plan to save you $5.8 billion

Anne Rung recently joined Bloomberg Government to discuss her plans for category management, and what the purchasing changes may mean for your business. Continue reading

Defense BIDs™ Brief: Bringin’ on DHITS!

The Defense Health Agency (formerly the Tricare Management Activity or TMA) is planning for a new Podcast logoprocurement vehicle to support the acquisition of, well, pretty much anything and everything they could need in the way of products, services and solutions to support DHA Health IT. In fact, according to the DHA HITS Milestone Chart, they are slated to issue a combined solicitation and RFP in October 2015. Is your company ready for this opportunity? Continue reading

GovConChat BIDs Brief™: Doing IT at USPTO

Interested in doing business with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the area of information technology? Continue reading

GovConChat™: Getting A Slice of Uncle Sam’s Pie – Southeast Sunbelt Region

Doing Business with Uncle Sam in the Southeast Sunbelt Region? Then you may want to pay attention to the activities of federal agencies doing business there when they leverage the Simplified Acquisition Procedures to purchase goods and services, especially if you’re a small federal contractor. Continue reading