The purpose of the FSS forums is to gain facilitated feedback and to address the concerns of VA FSS holders. Forum attendees are broken into small breakout groups based on their federal supply schedule numbers and presented with a list of topics to discuss and asked to share what is currently working well and what areas need improvement.
VA leadership from both the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL) as well as the National Acquisition Center (NAC) are on hand to address the concerns of the Forum attendees. The sessions are documented and the detailed reports, which highlighted key themes and recommendations captured at the FSS forums are presented to VA leadership at the conclusion of the Forums.
VA continues to look to their Supplier community for feedback and recommendations on how VA can improve their performance and capabilities. Please send suggestions to VA Supplier Relationship Management Feedback.
VA held its second annual Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) forum on October 19, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. The forum hosted 68 representatives from 47 companies.
VA held two Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) forums on October 20 and 21, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois after identifying a number of issues specific to FSS holders at the 2010 New Jersey SRM Forum.
The issues identified during the FSS forums can be found within the following reports: