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OMB AND THE GOVERNMENT-WIDE CATEGORY MANAGEMENT PMO: HOSTING A LEARNING AND INFORMATION SESSION FOR INDUSTRY!

The Office of Management and Budget and the Government-wide Category Management Program Management Office are hosting a learning and information session for industry!  Many of the data tools and dashboards used for government-wide category management -- previously available only to government users --now are available to the public.  These are the same tools and dashboards the federal acquisition workforce uses, and we’ve recently made several improvements to make it even easier to perform market research and track progress toward category management goals.

Participants will learn about these dashboards that cover a wide range of category management stakeholders’ needs -- including information that agencies use to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), increase their small-business utilization, and access the first-ever government-wide contract inventory with Spend Under Management tier information. There also are robust tools on the Acquisition Gateway to help agencies forecast upcoming contracting opportunities, learn about awarded labor rates and more.

Check out tools including:

  • Contract Inventory Exploration tool
  • Forecast of Contracting Opportunities tool
  • Small Business dashboard
  • Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) tool
  • Category Management Executive Summary dashboard

This event is open to all industry partners, suppliers and government-related industry organizations.

When: Wednesday, February 26, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Where: Online, via Adobe Connect -- meet.gsa.gov/kseacrist

This is a virtual event only, and no RSVP is needed.  Invited speakers and participants include George Prochaska, Government-wide Category Manager, Industrial Products & Services Category; Mark Snead, Vice President, Grainger; Meredith Romley, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; and Kristen Wilson, Government-wide Category Management’s Data Team. 

If you have questions, please email: [email protected].  As always, the full platform of the publicly available tools can be found here: https://d2d.gsa.gov/report/public-category-management-dashboards-analytics, and forecasting and other tools are available via the Acquisition Gateway (https://hallways.cap.gsa.gov/app/#/, click “Tools”)