GSA seeks feedback on procedures

The General Services Administration wants customers to speak up when the agency proposes new measures.

Emily Murphy, GSA’s chief acquisition officer, said the agency has more than 200 contract clauses that it implemented without receiving any public comment.

“We need to be much clearer about what the rules are,” she said today at a Washington, D.C., luncheon sponsored by Input. GSA plans to publish a notice in the Federal Register in February regarding public comment procedures that will also allow comment on some of the already-implemented measures, she said.

GSA also wants more responses to available contracts, Murphy said. The agency has set a goal for fiscal 2006 of increasing the number of full-and-open contract competitions by 10 percent. She did not provide specific numbers.

She said officials in GSA's field offices will use better acquisition planning and the e-Buy system to meet the goal.

GSA will also review agencies’ roles in interagency contracting by outlining their responsibilities and improving cooperation.

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