Professional Services Category Spotlight: Lessons Learned from Reverse Industry Days
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 7:30:00 PM UTC
Throughout the month of October, the governmentwide Professional Services Category (PSC) will be shining a “spotlight” on supplier relationship management (SRM), an industry best practice that is being adopted by the federal government. The spotlight includes a webinar and a series of articles from its SRM specialist at federal agencies across government including overviews, a GAO case, and a detailed breakdown of a recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reverse industry day. The goal of SRM is to develop long term, collaborative partnerships with strategic suppliers of all sizes. The intent is to move interaction between federal agencies and suppliers and supply managers beyond contract mechanics leading to better industry government relations. Some agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Defense, and most recently GSA, have been effectively applying SRM principles to improve the way government does business. Through the spotlight, the PSC will share the best practices, lessons learned, templates, samples and success stories from these agencies in in the Acquisition Gateway so that other contracting and program offices can replicate and explore what might support their mission. SRM Webinar The SRM webinar will take an in-depth look at reverse industry days (RID). RID are a unique format for industry-government interaction, launched by DHS’ Procurement Innovation Lab, that has caught the attention of the acquisition workforce and industry alike. Fiscal year 2017 has seen these RIDs widely adopted across government. During this 90 minute webinar speakers from DOD, DHS, IRS and GSA will share what they have learned from hosting a RID and how they plan to use that information to strengthen their industry relationships and improve their acquisition processes in the future.
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