The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has put out a call to outside organizations and the public to share how they think the government can reform its procurement of goods and services.
The challenge was announced at the White House Summit on Federal Acquisition and Supply Chain Management, where industry professionals and OMB officials spoke about reforms to the government’s procurement processes, such as reducing the cost and time of acquisitions. The government is accepting responses on how to modernize its $575 billion supply chain and acquisition processes by Feb. 17.
“The purpose of the challenge is idea creation to catalyze new thinking in government procurement around best practices, more strategic orientation and applying what we learn from world class, private sector and public sector opportunities to the U.S. federal government acquisition and supply chain management capabilities,” said Margaret Weichert, OMB deputy director, at the summit.
OMB is looking for feedback from researchers, academics, good government groups, and private industries on data and pricing solutions, market research, technology, human capital, benchmarking against industry and more. Weichert said in a press release that the challenge supports goals of the president’s management agenda, such as eliminating redundancies, increasing government effectiveness and modernizing the workforce.