When Tom Sharpe oversaw procurement policy at the Treasury Department, his agency used the General Services Administration supply schedules about as much as most other departments across government do — which, if you ask top GSA officials, isn’t nearly enough.
Last year, about 12 percent of federal procurement dollars that could have gone through GSA actually did. Now, GSA officials say they’re expecting to hit 17 percent by the end of the year. What’s more, they’ve made it clear they’re aiming to hit the 90 percent mark within a decade.
In the face of such lofty goals, GSA schedule sales dipped in 2012 for the second year in a row — 2.9 percent from 2011 and a total 3.5 percent from 2010, according to data compiled for Federal Times by market research firm Deltek.
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