GSA Looking to Expand Impact

GSA Explores Ideas to Boost Market Share

By Andy Medici, Federal   February 13, 2015

The General Services Administration is exploring different ways to boost its contract spending market share and enhance its Multiple Awards Schedule program, according to agency officials.

Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said he wants to boost the agency’s market share of federal spending from 15 percent to 33 percent in three years.

New contract vehicles such as the OASIS contract for professional services and the move to a “category management” system of expert contract advisers will help, Sharpe said.

He said at a GSA industry forum Feb. 13, hosted by the Professional Services Council, that the agency might roll out more versions of OASIS in the future for other contract areas besides professional services.

We wish we got their sooner but we are there now,” Sharpe said. “We have gotten compliments from both customers and industry on it.”

Tiffany Hixson, regional director for GSA’s Northwest Arctic Region, said the agency is thinking about creating an unpriced IT services schedule for its MAS program.  MORE…



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