The White House is tasking federal agencies with deliverables and reporting requirements to institutionalize category management practices across the government.
In a March 20 guidance memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies, Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, wants agencies to show progress under the category management regimen.
Category management, implemented widely by the General Services Administration during the Obama administration, sets best in class contracts and other procurement practices designed to leverage the federal government’s massive purchasing power. The goal is to obtain widely used goods and services at better prices and more efficiently.
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