The Coalition for Government Procurement is the single most effective voice for commercial service and product companies selling in the federal market. For more than 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.

News

Comments on 340B Notice

On November 20, The Coalition submitted comments on the impact of ceasing delays in the effective date of the 340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation in response to the Department of Health Resources and Services Administration Notice proposed rulemaking.

More Flexibility Needed for GSA to Deliver Cloud Services

On October 23, the Coalition provided comments in response to the Proposed Changes to IT Schedule 70’s Cloud Special Item Numbers (SIN) (132-40) in which it recommended that GSA increase the flexibility of SIN 132-40 so that the cloud services offered align more with commercial practices.

Coalition Voices Support for Acquisition 360 Survey

On September 21, the Coalition submitted comments to the FAR Council on a notice of proposed rulemaking for the Acquisition 360 Survey. In its comments, the Coalition expressed its support of the government’s efforts to use Acquisition 360 to gather more information about the contracting process and improve vendor engagement.

Best Value Attributes for MSPV Program

To ensure the delivery of best value healthcare solutions to our nation’s veterans, the Coalition has drafted recommendations for the future Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor program to share with the VA.

Coalition Survey on Enhancing the FedMall System

The Coalition conducted a survey of more than 700 FedMall suppliers from June 4 to July 2, 2018, to identify potential enhancements for the FedMall System. The final report was delivered to DLA in early August 2018, detailing the feedback received from approximately 100 FedMall suppliers about the FedMall system functionality they need to efficiently and effectively deliver products to Federal customers.

 

Events

New Veteran-Owned Small Business Ownership, Control, and Appeal Rules: What SDVOSBs and VOSBs Need to Know

December 6 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently amended their Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) regulations, effective October 1, 2018.  These amendments consolidate responsibility for ownership and control rules with SBA.  The VA, meanwhile, will continue to be responsible for verifying whether the individuals under which a contractor can apply for VOSB or SDVOSB status are, in fact, veterans or service-disabled veterans.  Challenges to a contractor’s status as a VOSB or SDVOSB based on issues of ownership or control will are now consolidated under the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).  These new regulations provide for a consistent set of ownership and control rules.  However, they also substantially change certain ownership and control requirements which may lay traps for the unwary.  Please join David Black and Mitchell Bashur from Holland & Knight for a discussion on what SDVOSBs and VOSBs need to know to meet these new changed requirements.

 

Save The Date:
2019 Spring Training Conference – May 16

Schedules Consolidation: All for One, and One for All!

This week, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it will be consolidating its 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule for best value commercial solutions. This significant milestone is just the latest step in GSA’s efforts to...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We depart from our regular blog to acknowledge the Thanksgiving holiday that we celebrate next week. I would like to share with you a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation from 1908. In this proclamation, President Theodore Roosevelt reminds us of our great history, and, in...

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