The Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council delivered a set of proposals for how and where to expand the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.
But not every suggestion sent to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in March was about a new contract or expanding a current blanket purchase agreement.
Joe Jordan, the administrator of OFPP, said the council wants to move forward with a number strategic sourcing efforts, including technology hardware and software, laboratory supplies, janitorial and sanitation, mobile and wireless products and services and others.
“We are now working with them to say ‘what is the solution?’ It doesn’t mean in all those categories, there is one governmentwide contract,” Jordan said, after a panel discussion on strategic sourcing at an event sponsored by the Coalition for Government Procurement in Arlington, Va. Wednesday. “We are putting all that commodity under management with an executive agent that has a deep content knowledge and all of the large buyers at the table, along with the Small Business Administration, to figure out what the right solution is. In some cases, it will mean reduced contract duplication, better leveraging our spend and driving volume based discounts. In other cases, it’s more terms and conditions and taking administrative costs out of the approach.”
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