As part of the Trump administration’s emphasis on reducing duplication and using shared services to overhaul the federal government’s IT infrastructure, General Services Administration head Emily Murphy is looking to reshape the procurement schedules the government buys from.
The GSA administrator said at the Coalition for Government Procurement’s spring training conference last Wednesday that the agency is currently looking at the ways it could potentially transform its primary contract vehicles to make it easier for federal leaders to buy and contractors to enter the market.
“Do we need all of the schedules we have or could we reduce duplication within GSA by combining the schedules?” she said. “Are there ways to have unpriced schedules, for example through services? If we had vigorous competition at the task order level or the price level, we could instead, at the contract level, be focusing on the technical qualifications and the services we offer.”
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