Federal Manager's Daily Report

OMB’s category management program management office has given the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Facilities Reduction Program a “best-in-class” designation for contracts that meet certain criteria.

The designation was made in the waning days of the Obama administration; the future of category management in the Trump administration is unclear but it remains in place at least for now.

The Corps program began in 2004 to simplify and streamline facility removal efforts; it assists installations and regions in developing lists of removal candidates, preparing required documentation and performing pre-demolition environmental surveys, in addition to removing excess inventory, according to an announcement from GSA.

Through 2015, it removed more than 22 million square feet from real property inventories, involving about 5,000 facilities, ancillary structures, towers, water tanks, power plants and bunkers, and 6 million square feet of paving, said GSA.

Elements include reuse of materials; small business considerations; a best value selection process; continuous feedback and performance monitoring; and monitoring by third-party independent sources, the announcement said.

Further information is on GSA’s Acquisition Gateway site.