OFPP

How to make acquisition part of the solution

New OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan talks about making the most of the government's buying power and how to provide cutting-edge solutions for agencies while still maintaining oversight.

Agencies told to ensure subcontractors get prompt payments

OMB is asking agencies to report on their progress at speeding up payments.

Prompt payments may become contract selection factor

The Obama administration uses federal contracts to get money to small subcontractors faster.

OMB's effort to dispel bad information takes a new step

Agencies that adopt the OMB policy will foster greater collaboration with industry by linking program officials with private-sector experts to solve problems, writes columnist Dan Chenok.

8 ways to align acquisition to IT's pace

OMB offered checklist of recommendations for agencies to align their acquisition practices to modular contracting for IT.

Think small business when buying small things

Administration puts more emphasis on increasing contracts with small businesses.

OFPP freshens up time-tested cost-savings technique

Officials propose several revisions to the value engineering model, an approach to saving money when resources are tight that dates from WWII.

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.

How political nominees can win over a Senate committee

One political nominee learned two key items that are essential to a successful confirmation hearing.

OFPP attempts to put acquisition on pace with technological change

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

Joe Jordan confirmed as OFPP administrator

After just five months of vacancy, OFPP has a new leader.

OFPP hopeful Jordan gets Senate committee nod

Despite some points of controversy, OFPP nominee has cleared a hurdle on the path to confirmation.

Collins presses OFPP nom on politics in contracting

Sen. Susan Collins is concerend about OFPP nominee's stance on a hypothetical order requiring companies to disclose political contributions in bids.

OFPP nominee reveals priorities

Joe Jordan, nominated to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, could get Senate governmental affairs committee approval next week.

Mythbusting: OFPP tackles industry's contracting misconceptions

Officials emphasized feedback early in the acquisition process and taking advantage of industry days as agencies maximize scarces resources.

OFPP nominee could be in for a long wait

Obama's nominee for OFPP administration gets a hearing, but experts say getting the actual confirmation vote is too tough to call.

Agencies to pay more toward contractor exec salaries

Obama administration fails in its effort to reduce contractor executive compensation in contracts.