Michael _McFarland

Michael McFarland

Director, Acquisition Business Systems, HHS

Mr. Michael McFarland is the Director of the Office of Acquisition Business Systems in the Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability, Division of Acquisition in the Department of Health and Human Services. As Director of OABS he is responsible for implementing the Department-wide policies governing the development and management of business systems which support the acquisition community, and managing HHS-wide acquisition business systems.

Prior to joining HHS Mr. McFarland was the Deputy Director of the IT Schedule 70 Contract Operations providing operational oversight and guidance to 150 Contracting 1102s responsible for awarding and administering over 5000 IT Schedule contracts with annual business volume exceeding $15 Billion. Before that Mr. McFarland was the Director of the Office of Non-MAS Acquisition Operations, a Supervisory Contract Specialist, at the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) within Information Technology Category (ITC). In this role Mr. McFarland oversaw a team of experienced acquisition professionals responsible for managing procurement vehicles like the Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) Alliant, Alliant 2, VETS and 8a STARS; Cloud Computing contract vehicles; strategic software acquisitions; security services contracts; and Government Wide Telecommunications contracts Networks and EIS. These contracts are valued at over $150B and provide access to vendors with vital technology and telecommunication products and services across the federal, state, local, and tribal governments in a streamlined manner that increases government effectiveness and saves taxpayer dollars. He was instrumental in ensuring his team contributes to innovation and economic stimulation through prudent contract awards and the on-going monitoring of contract performance.

Previous to GSA Mr. McFarland worked for 21 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture doing Department-wide information technology acquisitions.


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