Jeff Lau, regional commissioner for the Northeast and Caribbean Region at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has been appointed executive sponsor of the Commercial Platforms program at GSA.
He will oversee the team and help shape the Commercial Platforms program’s future, Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at FAS, wrote in a blog post published Thursday.
Lau said he sees an opportunity to streamline and modernize commercial procurement through the program.
“I am excited about growing the program and broadening the number of platforms participating in future contracts. This will be a significant focus area as part of my leadership,” he added.
As regional commissioner, Lau oversees four FAS portfolios that provide contracting and procurement platforms to federal, state and local agencies.
He joined GSA in 2004 as a contract specialist in the Northeast and Caribbean Region. He previously served as acting regional administrator and special adviser to the FAS regional commissioner.
The appointment came days after GSA started soliciting feedback from online portal providers on requirements that may be included in future contracts under the Commercial Platforms program. Responses to the request for information are due April 15.