Maria Swaby is the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) Procurement & Task & Delivery Order Ombudsman and GSA Industry Liaison. She leads the charge of fostering healthy and productive relationships between GSA and industry by executing multiple industry-focused initiatives that enhance communication between GSA and its industry partners and improve acquisition outcomes. She also reviews and resolves complaints from contractors concerning all task and delivery order actions made by GSA and serves as the Industry Liaison in furtherance of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s initiatives.
Ms. Swaby also served as GSA’s Suspension and Debarment Official and Agency Protest Official and, among other things, she helped other countries establish their Suspension and Debarment regimes. Before joining the Federal Government, Ms. Swaby started up and ran the Government Business Sector of the world’s largest elevator company. In that role, she was responsible for getting that company on the GSA Multiple Awards Schedule. Prior to working at the elevator company, Ms. Swaby practiced labor and employment litigation in a large law firm in Connecticut.
Holding both a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law and an LLM degree from The George Washington Law School, Ms. Swaby is a former co-chair of the ABA Suspension & Debarment subcommittee and speaks regularly to the academic, legal, government, contractor, and international public procurement communities on various procurement related subjects.