Procurement


Steve Kelman

Steve Kelman: A passion for procurement reform

The former OFPP administrator led the bipartisan effort during the Clinton administration to change the way the government acquired goods and services.

Jack Brooks

Jack Brooks: Titan of IT procurement

Former Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas) dominated IT procurement policy and oversight for decades.

GSA to close some contracts to new vendors

The GSA Schedules program is about to get some new limitations, official says.

6 steps for agencies to aid small businesses

OFPP's new leader gives agency officials six steps to increase contracts for businesses through multiple-award contracts.

OFPP attempts to put acquisition on pace with technological change

Administration takes another stab at reshaping procurement to keep up with rapidly changing technology.

Biden to become benchmark for executive pay?

Currently, the Executive Compensation Benchmark is based on the median amount provided to senior executives in large U.S. corporations. One Senate commmittee says it's growing too much.

Senate committee encourages reverse auctions

The committee says reverse auctions stimulate “aggressive competition” among vendors and lead to lower prices.

Tracking the IT budget's upward curve

Apart from a couple of minor dips, the federal IT budget has been growing steadily for the past 25 years.

GSA tries to solve contract review problems

Auditors found that GSA had no strategy to determine the appropriate number of awards to issue on a blanket purchase agreement, promping action from the agency.

IG probes apparently not enough to prevent bonuses at GSA

A senator takes her probe of employee bonuses governmentwide after learning that GSA paid more than $1 million to employees under investigation.

Contract audits may save millions for GSA, IG says

GSA's Inspector General has conducted pre-award audits on dozens of contracts and identified potential savings in the hundreds of millions.

VA failed to set aside work for vets, GAO finds

A bid protest charged that VA officials didn’t comply with the law and regulations when awarding an emergency notification services contract.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!