Advocating Common Sense in Government Procurement
The Coalition for Government Procurement is the single most effective voice for commercial service and product companies selling in the federal market. For 35 years, the Coalition has brought together public and private sector procurement leaders to work towards the mutual goal of common sense acquisition. Members have access to the latest federal compliance and policy information, which serves as the foundation of a successful government business.
Coalition Comments on GSA's Proposed Health IT (SIN)
On July 7, 2015, the Coalition submitted comments on a proposed change that would add Health IT Special Item Number (SIN) to the IT Schedule 70 contract. While the Coalition supports GSA’s efforts to explore new ways to enhance its acquisition offerings for customer agencies, there is concern that the addition of a Health IT SIN would duplicate current IT offerings through GSA and currently available GWACS. Additionally, the proposed change would add costs to both government and industry, and fragment Schedule 70 as a total solution. Upon review of the RFI for the Health IT SIN, it is not clear that the proposal would provide increased value for GSA or its customers. The Coalition recommends that GSA enhance its outreach to its agency customers in the Federal healthcare market instead. To view the comments, click
Coalition Comments on GSA proposed rule for Transactional Data
On May 4, 2015, the Coalition submitted comments on the recent GSA issued proposed rule, GSAR Case 2013-G504, Transactional Data Reporting. The proposed rule would establish a new requirement for GSA contractors, (IT GWAC contractors, Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Schedule contractors and other GSA contract programs, as applicable) to report transactional data at the order and Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) level to GSA. Note the VA Schedules are exempted. To view the comments link
Coalition Comments on NS2020 Draft RFP
Recently, the Coalition submitted comments to GSA on the Draft RFP for the NS2020 Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Acquisition. The comments focused on recommendations the Coalition believes will increase competition and reduce contract duplication. To view the comments, members can link
Coalition 3rd Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament
Please join us for The Coalition’s 3rd Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament! This charity tournament is to honor our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano, who was not only a 23-year veteran of the federal contracting marketplace but a naval veteran as well.
Once again, this year’s tournament proceeds are going to support the Coalition’s endowment for a qualified veteran concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM degree or the interdisciplinary Masters degree at The George Washington University. Joe would be so proud of this endowment as we encourage the next generation of skilled professionals to lead this critically important sector of the US economy.