Dec. 4th marked a significant anniversary in the procurement community — the one-year anniversary of the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Anne Rung’s memorandum for all Chief Acquisition Officers and Senior Procurement Executives entitled, Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement to Improve Performance, Drive Innovation, and Increase Savings.
Anniversaries are a time of reflection, evaluation and motivation. Indeed, in just a few short weeks, one of our most significant anniversaries will be upon us, New Year’s Day. Each year all of us look back upon our successes, as well as our shortcomings, and make commitments to better ourselves in the New Year.
Rung’s memorandum, which sets forth the administration’s vision for improving the procurement system, contained many promising themes that were welcomed by many as timely and encouraging. Many of these themes were detailed in the Far and Beyond Blog from Dec. 12 of last year. With its first anniversary upon us, today presents a significant opportunity to reflect upon the OFPP memorandum and its impact on commercial item contracting.
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