Or, at the very least, to ensure agencies don’t create any more of their own.
A General Services Administration analysis of agency-by-agency contracting data shows that roughly billion in existing professional services contracts will reach their end during 2016 — many more so than will finish their period of performance during 2017.
This indicates that there is a healthy circulation of contractors in and out of the top positions by value of contracts awarded.
In terms of distribution of contract dollars according to the company size, it is clear that there was a “squeezing” of mid-sized contractors from both large and small contractors.
Presumably, much of the work will need to be recompeted to vendors in some form or fashion, and the White House would like it to be performed under fewer contracting vehicles than exist today so that the government can get the most out of its purchasing power.“From a federal perspective, we’re going to be trying to make sure we’re supporting agencies in looking at existing contracts first — in particular, for their existing indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts,” said Tiffany Hixson, the Region IX commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service, at a conference organized by the Coalition for Government Procurement.