Robin Bourne – Off the Shelf September 9, 2020

An Inside Look at Changes within the GSA Schedule Federal Acquisition Program

On September 9th, 2020 Robin Bourne, Subject Matter Expert at The Gormley Group spoke on the Off the Shelf podcast hosted by Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement.  Robin shares his insights and wisdom gained from a 30-year career as an acquisition professional at the General Services Administration.

He gives his observations regarding key aspects of the evolution of the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) and the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) to the new Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program.  He also provides insights regarding the rollout of the GSA Schedule consolidation effort and what it means for customer agencies, industry, and GSA.

Finally, Bourne highlights some of the ongoing challenges and opportunities in front of FAS, focusing on the acquisition workforce, and gives his take on contract duplication, category management, and best in class contracts.

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