The Facilities and Construction Category Hallway on the Acquisition Gateway has broad-ranging content and resources applicable to the acquisition of construction related services and materials, facilities related services and materials, and the purchase or lease of facilities. Examples of these resources include expert articles about the industry, introductions to innovative contracting solutions in those areas, category governance and planning materials, and access to specific acquisition communities with deep functional knowledge and best practices.
A number of innovative contracting vehicles are available to use for many of the services and products in this Category. The Solution Finder on the Acquisition Gateway is a great option to help find these solutions. If the service or product you are looking for is not available through a currently established vehicle, be sure to view expert articles and/or visit the Community section on the Gateway to get plugged into information on best practices or additional industry information. The Document Library on the Gateway is also a great resource to see how other federal requirements are being fulfilled.
Yes! The Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Strategic Sourcing Initiative, addressing commonly sought facilities maintenance and support services, has achieved the "Best-in-Class" designation. The Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) and JanSan Strategic Sourcing Initiatives have also obtained the "Best-in-Class" designation for many products used in this market. Additional vehicles in the Category are planned for "Best-in-Class" evaluation and will be added if/when they receive the formal designation.
The Facilities and Construction Category will be leveraging many different types of strategies to make meaningful improvements to the acquisition of these services and products. Initiatives will be built around:
Expanding the coverage and use of existing, high-performing vehicles
Developing new contracting vehicles with best-in-class characteristics where none exist
Leveraging and exporting proven demand management practices
Assessing and improving areas of very niche or unique spend in the Category
Growing and sharing best practices across the government