As an active member of the GSA Interact portal – an online community that encourages networking and engagement across various General Services Administration topics, including the procurement and management of furniture within government buildings – the team here at The Refinishing Touch is always pleased to see posts encouraging positive change.
Recently, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner, Thomas Sharpe, posted in the portal to express his acknowledgement and expertise of the governments existing acquisition processes – and how to improve them.
It is encouraging to see decision makers and influences striving for efficiency in procurement, and The Refinishing Touch team is looking forward to the rollout of GSA’s two new initiatives – Category Management and GSA’s Common Acquisition Platform (CAP).
The Category Management initiative focuses on five key areas, and is aimed at helping agencies make effective buying decisions. The Common Acquisition Platform is designed to “help deliver the benefits of category management and it will guide buyers through every step of the full acquisition process.” Combined, these two initiatives have the potential to save time, resources and funding and streamline government purchasing, including the purchase of new goods – which, as our readers know well, is critical in the furniture asset management industry.
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