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This community page will serve to increase awareness of the GSA Office of the Procurement, Task & Delivery Order Ombudsman’s work across industry, GSA acquisition workforce, and all federal agencies. Our intent is to provide a forum for community dialogue, engagement, as well as an ability to gain feedback from both government and industry stakeholders. Here you will find information, descriptions and discussion on the GSA Office of the Procurement Ombudsman, Reverse Industry Training (RIT), RIT Events (locations, dates, topics), "Can we talk?" events and moderated communications. .... Click Here for More Info

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    OPO held its first ever regional RIT in Chicago in Region 5, the event covered a diverse array of important topics to the acquisition workforce. Click on the link below and check out the article!   GSA Region 5 Reverse Indsutry Training Article
     
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    If you have any questions regarding the consolidation of the MAS program head on over to their interact page (https://interact.gsa.gov/document/updated-gsa-posts-first-request-information-rfi-consolidating-multiple-award-schedules). GSA is seeking industry feedback surrounding the consolidation, if you have any suggestions or comments please let us know!
     
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    What are RITs? You’ve probably heard of Reverse Industry Training or Reverse Industry Day events by now, and perhaps have attended a few. GSA has hosted several of these events over the past year. Reverse Industry Training is a model that delivers training to the acquisition workforce through the eyes and perceptions of industry.  The training provides acquisition professionals with an opportunity to learn more about industry’s processes related to pursuing, bidding and winning federal contracts, debriefs and protests – from industry’s viewpoint.
     
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    On September 17, 2018, GSA hosted the PACS Reverse Industry Training. This all day event included five panel sessions featuring industry representatives offering their perspectives on government PACS challenges and solutions.  The goal for this event was to empower agencies with useful industry feedback to improve their processes for the acquisition, planning, implementation, and testing processes of PACS.  
     
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    It’s getting cloudy in here! GSA hosted its first government wide Reverse Industry Training event on June 28, 2018. Hosted by the Office of Procurement Ombudsman and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Implementation (FedRAMP), the event focused on Cloud adoption and migration, and was designed to help government work through the challenges and issues facing Cloud adoption. The event provided the federal workforce with an opportunity to address concerns faced by their agencies and grow a better understanding of adopting and transmitting to Cloud services.  
     
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    GSA’s Office of the Procurement continued its successful outreach to the vendor community with the PBS Reverse Industry Training! Held on April 10, 2018, this event offered industry partners a forum to share their perspectives on the acquisition process and highlight areas where improvements can be made, focusing on the Public Building Services’ Leasing and A&E/Construction Programs.
     
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    GSA’s Office of the Procurement Ombudsman held its FAS Reverse Industry Training event on February 20, 2018 at GSA Headquarters (1800 F. St NW Washington, DC) and addressed methods of improving contract outcomes through more effective communication and engagement between Government and Industry during the Acquisition Life Cycle. The event included opening remarks from FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas, a keynote address from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, and three sessions full of vital information that will make your job easier.  
     
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    GSA’s Office of the Procurement of Ombudsman hosted its first Reverse Industry Training on July 10, 2017. The event focused on the importance and value of debriefs for both government and industry and how communication techniques during debrief and acquisition life-cycles can reduce protest.The event included three panel sessions that covered the full acquisition process. Forecast for Today: Cloudy With a Chance of Vague
     
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    About the Ombudsman At GSA, Mrs. Millisa Gary serves as both the agency Procurement Ombudsman as well as the Task & Delivery Ombudsman. The Ombudsman is a neutral and independent party who can help resolve conflicts between GSA and industry through informal means -- before they escalate further. Her office can serve as an impartial facilitator during difficult conversations with industry and help you translate the challenges GSA is experiencing into language that will resonate with industry. Discussions remain confidential at the request of either party.    
     
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Hello!! Welcome to the Interact page for the GSA Procurement Ombudsman!! This medium will provide an opportunity to increase awareness of the GSA... More

REVERSE INDUSTRY TRAINING (RIT):

 

WHAT IS REVERSE INDUSTRY TRAINING?
This type of event offers the Government and the Acquisition workforce an opportuniy to hear directly from industry.  Topics are relevant and tailored around the regions, terroritories, industry and issues, concerns and/or pain points they may have as they manuever around federal law, policy, acquisition, contracting and any other item

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