“All four agencies tasked with eventually operating shared services marketplaces for the federal government made progress developing them in fiscal 2020, though none are modeled exactly the same.”
“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Treasury Department and General Services Administration have pushed closer to offering governmentwide shared services as designated quality services management offices (QSMOs), and the Department of Health and Human Services is close to gaining recognition as an official shared service provider, leaders for each said Wednesday.”
“The Department of Health and Human Services expects to hear back on whether it can begin standing up a marketplace for grants management systems in the coming weeks, after presenting its implementation plan on July 31.”
“HHS would be the last of the four so-called QSMOs made official by the Office of Management and Budget, largely because it lacked a preexisting shared services model like the others. But HHS’s presentation was ‘very well received’ by the Shared Services Governance Board that makes recommendations to OMB, said Alice Bettencourt, QSMO executive lead…” Read the full article here.
Source: The 4 federal shared services marketplaces are shaping up – By Dave Nyczepir, September 17, 2020. FedScoop.