Increase the Analysis and Usability of Governmentwide Data

Office of Government-wide Policy

GSA is committed to using the power of technology and government-wide data to better support federal agencies. This agency has access to a vast pool of data on government operations, which, when combined with sophisticated analysis techniques, can dramatically improve and change the way government does business. A key goal of the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) is to bring a quantitative approach to help agencies make smarter business decisions, and allow them to drive greater savings and efficiencies.

OGP turns data into actionable insights and improved performance. This office identifies the highest value opportunities, sources the most relevant government-wide and external data, and applies sophisticated analytics and modeling. It works with customer agencies to embed these insights into management and decision processes. GSA is committed to using these techniques to provide the American people with outstanding public service.

An example of these techniques in action can be found in how we examine one-bid rates for government contracts. OGP closely monitors contracts that only receive a single bid in order to minimize their occurrence because we know that competition is important in attaining the best value for the government. OGP visualizes and analyzes data to better understand underlying issues and proactively work to improve government operations.

Data chart showing one bid rates by GSA Service/office as of January 4, 2015 from data for FY15 through January 31, 2015. FAS had a 11.4 percent one bid rate and approximately three-quarters of a billion total dollars. PBS had a 4.2 percent one bid rate and approximately $650 million total dollars. IAD had an 18.7 percent one bid rate and approximately $100 million total dollars. OIG had a 0 percent one bid rate and  $0 total dollars.

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Last Reviewed 2016-09-22