Is Category Management the Future of Federal Procurement?
Historically, the Federal government has purchased goods and services one office at a time, within each agency, as these different offices have determined that they need to purchase something. This resulted in many procurement actions and duplication of effort and cost for purchasing personnel, contractors, and the people in all of the different offices who were often requesting the same items. Additionally, the quantities purchased by these individual offices were not always large enough to qualify for quantity discounts. The move to purchasing commercial items was a major step toward reducing the cost and effort of federal procurement, but the. Read More.