Category management is an approach the Federal Government is applying to buy smarter and more like a single enterprise. Category management enables the government to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver more value and savings from the government’s acquisition programs. It involves:
- Identifying core areas of spend;
- Collectively developing heightened levels of expertise;
- Leveraging shared best practices; and
- Providing acquisition, supply and demand management solutions.
Visit the links below for more information related to Category Management within the federal government.
- White House Blog: An Update to Drive Category Management Governmentwide, Anne Rung and Tom Sharpe, October 14, 2015;
- Fed News Radio: In Depth with Francis Rose* interview with Laura Stanton, August 25, 2015 [a nongovernment website];
- GSA Blog: The Future FAS, Tom Sharpe, April 9, 2014;
- GSA Blog: Taking Category Management Governmentwide, Anne Rung, January 7, 2015;
- GSA Blog: Transforming GSA’s Professional Services Offerings, Tiffany Hixson, March 23, 2015;
- Office of Federal Procurement Policy Memo — Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement to Improve Performance, Drive Innovation, and Increase Savings [PDF - 135 KB], December 4, 2014; and
- Federal Acquisition: Acting As One YouTube [a nongovernment website].