FL and VA boutique management firm awarded five-year federal blanket purchase agreement
Tampa/Sarasota/Orlando, FL and Alexandria, VA – June 14, 2016– DAI Solutions, a woman-owned management consultancy firm with offices in northern Virginia and central Florida, has been awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement to provide category management support services to the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
DAI Solutions, in collaboration with its contract partners, Artlin Consulting of Fairfax, Va., and Jefferson Consulting of Washington, D.C., will provide direct, day-to-day support of FAS category management team efforts, including support to the Program Management Office. The work is to be performed for GSA/FAS throughout multiple regions and locations and includes category planning; execution and management; change management; stakeholder engagement and adoption; and strategic communications planning and execution.
“This is a strategic win for DAI Solutions,” said CEO and Founder Dr. Sherilyne E. Dougherty. “Our expertise in change leadership, communications and stakeholder engagement will be leveraged to assist GSA with promoting category management services to its clients. We are excited about this opportunity to help aid the federal government in ensuring category management becomes a fully integrated, mature process.”
FAS plays a vital role in helping the federal government act as a more unified entity to achieve the benefits of being one of the largest buying organizations in the United States. FAS implementation of category management will help the federal government act as one, buy as one, and reap the resulting benefits by aggregating buying. This implementation will result in the best-in-class pricing, improvement and standardization of specifications and service levels, increasing the productivity of supplier relationships and leveraging shared solutions.
The federal government manages hundreds of billions in contract spending each fiscal year. GSA/FAS support more than 500 departments and agencies making purchases. Currently, government purchasing is fragmented with uncoordinated customer management, supplier management, and spend-management activities.
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About DAI Solutions: A certified woman-owned small business, Dougherty & Associates, Inc. (DAI Solutions) is a boutique management-consulting firm focused on the people part of transformation. Since 2000, we have supported transformation initiatives within the public and private sectors. We help organizations prepare for significant transformation and come through it better equipped to meet their priorities. We bring the tools that enable change-a strategic knowledge of how to drive successful change, an ability to communicate change needs persuasively, and the training expertise to bring the workforce to where they need to be. DAI Solutions recently expanded its operations in the Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Sarasota, FL areas.
DAI Solution’s headquarters is located at 1199 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, Alexandria, Va. 22314. Visit us at dai-solutions.com.