APMP Meets with OFPP Administrator Anne Rung
Friday, January 16, 2015
Posted by: APMP
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Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
APMP Meets With Office of
Federal Procurement Policy Administrator
APMP’s Closing the
Procurement Gap Survey Results Headlined the Meeting
Washington, DC, January 16, 2015 – Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®) members and staff met with new Office
of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Administrator Anne Rung yesterday, who
focused the meeting on APMP’s Closing the
Procurement Gap Survey produced by APMP’s Procurement
Improvement Committee (PIC). Ms. Rung, who wrote a sweeping
procurement improvement memo on December 4, 2014 called Transforming
the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement to Improve Performance, shared how her office intends to work with and communicate more
effectively with industry.
"Ms. Rung referenced APMP’s survey many
times during the meeting and asked our association for specific examples of
good procurement practices and players,” said Rick Harris, APMP’s Executive Director, who was joined
at the meeting by Kristin Dufrene, APMP’s PIC Chair, of Engility Corporation, Chuck
Sharrocks, of Cyber Mission Solutions, Inc. and Jamie Ninneman of SAP.
Rung spent a large portion of the meeting speaking directly to Ms. Dufrene
about the APMP survey findings.
clear from her positive tone, that OFPP, under Ms. Rung’s leadership, is
committed to a better federal procurement process,” said Ms. Dufrene. "We
appreciated how thoughtfully she read the survey report and asked the right
questions to help complete her three-pronged approach to improve the federal
three point approach includes:
as One Through Category Management – Rather than manage
individual purchases and process across thousands of units, the OFPP advocates
moving to managing across common categories of common spend and total cost
through category management.
Talent and Tools Across Agencies and Growing Talent Within Agencies to Drive
Innovation – Encouraging practices that are better ways of thinking and
expand access to the most innovate companies is a must in the new plan. Looking
for innovators and people in government and industry who are willing to "unlock
flexibility” will help accomplish those goals.
Stronger Vendor Relationships – Ms. Rung’s team calls
for early, frequent and constructive engagement with vendors, which makes for
the better procurements and fewer protests, even in a complex acquisition environment.
left the meeting agreeing to supply the OFPP with a checklist of new ideas to
help build better trust and communication among APMP’s contractor members. Staff
from the OFPP and APMP agreed to work more closely in the coming months to help
engage, communicate and improve the federal acquisition and procurement
APMP’s PIC mission is to work
collaboratively with the US Government and Industry through its PIC to improve
the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal procurement. The association
continues focus on improvement, rather than reform, to make continual progress.
The goal is to develop actionable recommendations to improve process
stability, reduce cycle time, decrease cost, and have fewer
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