Customer Service Director, Office of Customer Accounts and Research
GSA - FAS
Brandi Barnes serves as the Customer Service Director within the General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service, Customer Accounts and Research Division. Brandi has excess of fifteen (15) years of federal experience including the full range of acquisitions and procurements having served as a Senior Contracting Officer. Brandi is the Lead Contract and Acquisitions Consultant for the NCR CAR Division and the Program Manager for the National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP) Reverse Auction Strategic Partnership with Defense Homeland Security (DHS) and the Navy.
She is responsible for promoting all services and supplies offered by FAS nationwide to assigned military, civilian, and state and local government customer accounts, for the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), Department of State (DOS), Department of Transportation (DOT), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Brandi is the GSA representative for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Strategic Acquisition Council where she provides Contracts and Acquisitions knowledge and expertise to Senior Procurement Executives for DOT.
Brandi has served in numerous positions within GSA from Region 5 in Dayton, OH, to Region 4 in Atlanta, GA, to Region 11 in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Brandi served as the GSA Liaison Officer (LNO) deployed in Afghanistan from June 2014 to January 2015 to support DOD’s Resolute Support Mission (RSM). Brandi was the sole GSA point of contact in theatre serving under four - star General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and his successor four - star General John F. Campbell commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan (ISAF-USFOR-A). During her deployment, Brandi served on the Joint Acquisition Review Board (JARB) providing expert GSA contracting knowledge in assisting DOD with their procurement needs. She successfully developed and implemented partnership agreements with the Source of Supply Activities (SSA) throughout Afghanistan and the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) which primary role is the training and development of Afghan Security Forces like the Afghan National Army (ANA). Brandi was also instrumental in the successful processing and delivery of over 900 requisitions valued at over $5 million dollars.