Chief Acquisition Officers Council Annouces Open Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement

The General Services Administration’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy announced today that the Chief Acquisition Officers Council is conducting an open dialogue to discuss improvements to the federal acquisition process. According to OFPP, the dialogue is part an ongoing effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal acquisition system by identifying impactful steps that can be taken by agencies to improve the way they do business with the best companies and enter into contracts that allow these companies to provide their best solutions for the taxpayer.

The Council is specifically encouraging dialogue in the areas of reporting and compliance requirements, procurement practices, and participation by small and minority businesses, new entrants, and non-traditional government contractors.

Interested parties can participate through an online platform by reviewing the information and participation dates posted at

For more information, see the Federal Register notice.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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