What are the goals of OMB, GSA’s e-commerce portal? That is step 1 of phase 1
The standing-room audience of government contractors and federal employees at the General Services Administration’s headquarters building on Jan. 9 were left with more questions than answers during the government’s first day-long listening sessions about how to implement Section 846 of the 2018 Defense Authorization bill—otherwise known as the Amazon amendment.
Congress tasked GSA and the Office of Management and Budget to set up a pilot e-commerce marketplace for commercial items using more than one portal over the next three years. GSA used this first meeting to begin Phase 1 of the effort to develop an implementation plan and come up with recommendations on what laws and policies need changing or updating to make this initiative come together.