GSA outlines plan to implement FSS, FTS study recommendations

GSA outlines plan to implement FSS, FTS study recommendations

The General Services Administration has formed three teams to develop business plans and options to incorporate the recommendations from a recent study of the Federal Supply and Federal Technology services.

The study, by Accenture LLP of Chicago, was released in May, and found that FSS and FTS overlapped in some areas that could be merged to improve their effectiveness.

The areas the teams will study include:

  • Market research, marketing and sales

  • Contract development and maintenance

  • Service delivery

  • The teams will determine how to combine overlapping IT responsibilities carried out by both programs and expand the agency's technical and procurement assistance services into other product and service lines.

    Boyd Rutherford, who yesterday was named to head the General Services Administration's new Office of Performance Improvement, will manage the three teams as head of a steering committee, which also includes Donna Bennett, FSS commissioner, and Sandra Bates, FTS commissioner.

    'This will be an ambitious undertaking,' said Stephen Perry, GSA administrator. 'As the Accenture study pointed out, we have an opportunity to leverage the strengths of FTS and FSS. Ultimately, we believe that the guidance offered by the study coupled with the examination of FTS and FSS will enable each to become a stronger entity.'

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