Earlier this week The Refinishing Touch attended the General Services Administration’s (GSA) first ever Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) Listen to Industry Day. As providers of cost-saving furniture asset management services to government entities nationwide, we responded quickly to the GSA’s latest call for best practices in Building Maintenance & Operations (BMO).
GSA program analyst Walter Eckbreth kicked off the virtual meeting – which hosted over 300 avid attendees – by expressing the administration’s desire to ‘listen to the industry’ and the importance of adopting new business practices and regimens when it comes to strategic sourcing. Strategic sourcing is not just about cost but is about data-driven analysis that underlines what the government buys, how it buys and where it buys from.
Also speaking to attendees about the new BMO Request for Information (RFI), best practices and acquisition solutions were Tim Kevit, Mary Shodderly, Emma Hall and Eric Stonner who fielded many questions about the administration’s interest in this area.
The Refinishing Touch’s submission outlined the cost benefits, sustainable benefits and real-life government examples of refinishing, re-upholstery and remanufacturing successes that have been seen across sectors.
If you’d like to see a full PDF of the BMO Virtual Industry Day presentation, please click here. If you’d like to learn more about what The Refinishing Touch can do for your army barracks, courthouses or other government entities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.