How would a federal acquisition strategist create a procurement from scratch with multiple vendors and a cross-functional team? Brent Maravilla with the U.S. Digital Service, tells the story about how he worked with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to create a procurement for a digital-related exhibit that involved vendor and staff collaboration in advance of a Request for Proposal.
Maravilla’s approach had conditions, including stakeholders participating in a workshop, drafting the procurement on the Internet, and following the digital services playbook and acquisition principles.
While at U.S. Digital Service he oversaw the USDS’s training program for buying digital services, and also ran experiments with different buying approaches. Maravilla spoke at the AGL Summit in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 7, 2019. See his 14-minute talk below: