Polly Hall (Invited)
Acquisition Innovation Advocate, DHS Procurement Lab, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) doesn’t preclude creative solutions. Rather, there is room within the FAR to try different approaches to improving acquisitions, such as allowing interactive oral presentations from bidders. Improving how the government buys goods and services allows us to deliver more meaningful outcomes to the mission. That’s the idea behind the Department of Homeland Security’s Procurement Innovation Lab. In this snapshot of the Lab’s full-day Boot Camp workshop, participants will learn, firsthand, how to structure innovative evaluation techniques within the framework of the FAR.