Posts By Mary Davie

GSA is Listening

We’re down to the last few agencies making the move from our Federal Telecommunications Service 2001 (FTS 2001) contract to the Networx contracts and I am proud of the work we’ve done with our agency partners and OMB to make Networx a success. As many of you know, the Networx transition has not been easy.Read… Read more »

Project of the Week – What’s Your Agency’s Carbon Footprint?

The General Services Administration has recently launched a Carbon Footprint and Green Procurement Tool to assist agencies in managing their GHGs as required by Executive Order (EO) 13514 and recent energy laws. The tool can address a broad range of tasks including: Calculation of an agency’s GHG baseline, broken down by different scopes Assistance withRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: BetterBuy Project – Ideas in Action

As described in an earlier blog post the BetterBuy Project was launched to bring collaboration, transparency and participation into the federal acquisition process through the use of collaborative processes and technology. Since last October, people from industry, federal, state, local government and private citizens have submitted over 130 ideas on the BetterBuy Project platform. OurRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – Young Acquisition Professionals New Mentoring Program

We all have one or more people we can point to over our lives who have made an impression on us or provided help, guidance or support in some way. How would things be different for you if you didn’t have this support or the opportunities that resulted? I for one am grateful for theRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – Strategic Partnership on Acquisition Recruitment Coalition

On Nov 4, GovExec featured an article on SPARC… Given the criticality and need for more acquisition resources in government and the need for strategic recruitment, retention and training, I thought I’d provide some highlights from the article. Just as background – if you didn’t know already, the federal government spends approximately $530B annuallyRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative

In May of 2005, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) released a memorandum to all Federal Chief Acquisition, Information and Financial Officers announcing the onset of a Strategic Sourcing initiative. The memo required all agencies identify no fewer than three commodities “that could be purchased more effectively and efficientlyRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – Better Buy Project

GovLoop’s Acquisition2.0 group is an amazing group of over 300 people from government and industry who share a passion for making the government buying process more efficient, transparent and collaborative. The group shares ideas on everything from career advice to detailed FAR cases to improving the entire acquisition process. Out of this group came anRead… Read more »