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Biden’s small business federal contracting goal “doable” but difficult, former acquisition leader says

The General Services Administration (GSA) wants to boost small business opportunities in government by showcasing ways for those companies to engage in the federal market. GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan says GSA is “setting the bar” by incorporating the White House’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility goals into all of the agency’s work. Jim Williams, partner […]


Procurement workforce critical for implementing administration priorities, say former acquisition officials

President Biden plans to nominate Biniam Gebre to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). If the Senate confirms him, Gebre would face challenges running the OFPP, such as hiring more acquisition professionals and making it easier to buy cutting edge technologies. Angela Styles, former administrator of federal procurement policy, now partner at Akin […]


Former Internal Revenue Service leader details what he would change about IT contract

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will give one company a swing at its Enterprise Development, Operations Services (EDOS) contract. IRS leaders say the contract will go through a governmentwide acquisition vehicle (GWAC), which agencies can use to buy cost-effective, innovative IT solutions, to be determined. Jim Williams, former head of the IRS procurement organization and […]


Acquisitions “tidal wave” could lead to cutting corners, says former acting General Services Administration head

Activity in agency procurement shops is about to skyrocket because of the billions of dollars coming to agencies from stimulus bills. A lot of that money will hit as agencies are gearing up for the fourth quarter of this fiscal year. Jim Williams, former Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration, said he believes a […]


CPARS self-assessments help fix “broken” system, says former acting GSA administrator

Jim Williams, Partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, explains the purpose of GSA’s Acquisition Alert for contracting officers


Top priorities for the next GSA administrator

Jim Williams, Partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses how category management can help the Biden administration implement acquisition policy


GSA’s Polaris contract to include CMMC requirements

Jim Williams, Partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses the possibility of the CMMC applying to all civilian agencies


New ASTRO solicitation the first to use Section 876 authority

Jim Williams, Partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, explains how the General Services Administration’s new ASTRO solicitation will use Section 876 authority to avoid using price as an evaluation factor

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