Julie Dunne, commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on Tuesday, June 9th.
Dunne took the helm of FAS in January 2020 and oversees the delivery of more than $65 billion of products and services that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars.
Under her leadership, FAS will continue implementing previously announced plans for consolidating the 24 separate Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule. MAS Consolidation is one of the four cornerstones of the Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy, GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals.
Dunne recently outlined the 2020 version of its Federal Marketplace Strategy detailing revisions in its policies, processes and technologies in Feb. 2020, noting that the agency has begun implementing changes related to the consolidation of multiple-award schedules in solicitations.
Dunne stated that GSA has also deployed robotic process automation in supply chain security efforts, with GSA’s Truman Bot already working on business procedures and automating administrative tasks involving MAS offerings. In addition, GSA has implemented a Prohibited Products Robomod that screens products, equipment and software for potential vulnerabilities.
“Both of these efforts greatly reduce the amount of time our employees spend on repetitive data entry and manual tasks so they can instead spend time negotiating better prices for federal agencies to create taxpayer savings,” Dunne said.
During her keynote address, she will discuss the short term and long term strategies, acquisition innovation initiatives, commercial items acquisition, workforce initiatives, technology modernization and collaboration between government and industry.
In addition to Dunne, the Procurement Virtual Forum 2020 will feature another keynote speaker, Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer with the Department of Homeland Security.
Join the Potomac Officers Club for our 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear public and private sector leaders discuss the shift in procurement regulations and how government business will adapt to the challenges ahead.