Without you, we can’t make IT happen!

March marks National Procurement Month, a period to honor procurement professionals and the acquisition workforce across industry and government. Professionals like you who give your all to serve the public interest and make things happen.

Whether it’s making the most of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence or securing contracts to improve an agency’s cloud solutions and emergency mobile services, procurement professionals have tangible effects on the American public.

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the acquisition professionals across all levels of government and industry that work with GSA to deliver Best-in-Class service.

Key to successful organizations

Government acquisition professionals are out there every day doing the hard work of evaluating requirements to determine what’s possible, what’s working, and what could be improved. From reviewing offers and making awards, to monitoring the contract progress with a focus on transparency and accountability, you continue to make a difference and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly.

Team acquisition

Acquisition is a team sport, and as we continue to build IT acquisition vehicles, we recognize how important it is to be engaged and transparent with our agency and industry partners and to embrace innovative acquisition solutions, while learning from stakeholder feedback and expert procurement professionals in the IT field. Each group is instrumental to the success of our mission.

Evolving and improving

New technologies are rapidly changing and improving how we do procurement. Promising new tools such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), machine learning, and AI are set to further streamline procurement processes and improve supply chain visibility. Credit for much of procurement’s quick tech evolution over the last couple of years can also go to members of the acquisition workforce: Data analysts, chief information officers, and emerging tech subject matter experts who have developed, found, tested and deployed IT solutions that make procurement more efficient and less risky, expanding our ability to directly impact the bottom line and drive successful outcomes for agencies.

Buy, sell — Be part of the procurement picture

Without YOU, we can’t make IT happen! Thank you for your unwavering dedication.
Do you want to continue your professional development as an IT procurement professional? Learn more at GSA’s Information Technology Acquisition University https://gsa.gov/itau or sign up for a training session and earn CLPs at https://gsa.gov/events.

Are you ready to be part of the vendors who support the American public? Find out how to work with GSA and become a vendor at the Vendor Support Center https://vsc.gsa.gov/vsc/.

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