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GSA Seeks to Improve Industry Relations by Appointing Ombudsman
Contractors should take note of the appointment of Millisa Gary as Procurement Ombudsman – tasked with “giving a voice to industry” and helping vendors with receiving fair resolution on their concerns. The main goal of the new procurement measure is to remove the communication barrier between agencies and GSA vendors. Gary will be a significant addition to the GSA team as she will help provide a voice for the procurement process and interact with the community for growing concerns. Gary’s new appointment will be beneficial from both sides as she will be providing the opportunity for GSA schedule holders to get fair hearings and place them in front of the correct decision makers.
Gary’s workload will involve meeting with the leaders of the each industry and receiving their personal feedback and translating it into productivity on the GSA’s side. Gary’s appointment is another step the GSA is taking to increase their interaction with vendors and schedule holders to have a more unified relationship for awards and procurement. GSA schedule holders should take this opportunity to reach out to the new ombudsman as she will provide the voice for all contractor concerns. GSA’s senior procurement executive, Jeff Koses also noted that “She’ll make sure we actually thoroughly discuss it, give it fair hearing and help us to reach a fair resolution.”
Read more about Millisa Gary’s role as Procurement Ombudsman in this interview with Jeff Koses.