Buyers Clubs expected to generate innovative acquisitions in every agency

The successes of the Buyers Club at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) at the Homeland Security Department are paving the way for widespread adoption of these “innovative” approaches.

So much so that agencies now have until May 2 to set up similar organizations or describe existing structures that meet the same goals of acquisition innovation labs.

Anne Rung, the administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, sent a memo to all CFO Act agencies detailing the requirements for the new labs as well as announcing a pilot to expand the use of digital acquisition capabilities across the government.

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