Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, has announced plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the 17 hallways FAS has rolled outÂ in its Common Acquisition Platform, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
SharpeÂ told the stationÂ FAS will collaborate with the Office of Management and Budget to determineÂ factors such asÂ numbers of transactions andÂ baselinesÂ for such contracts.
âThe Office of Federal Procurement Policy has put out a definition of âspend under managementâ so contracts are scored from 1s to 2s to 3s,â he said.
âOFPP has determined thatâs in the governmentâs interest and the taxpayerâs interest so we want to measure against that baseline and improve over time.â
Jason Miller reports FASâ move to measure the hallwaysâ performance is in line with President Barack Obamaâs category management program that intends to help government agencies in their procurement decisions through the collection ofÂ data fromÂ OFPP and GSA.
Sharpe said the hallways contain several toolsÂ such asÂ the E-Buy openÂ function for GSA schedules’ requests for quotes and a search tool designed to find information technology product and service contracts.