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.
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.
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.
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.
As a follow-up to our meeting with the VA SAC on August 23, the VA has provided the list of the items that were sent to the prime vendors. The list is divided by the rounds in which the products were sent to the prime vendors. Not all of the items on the list will be added to the formulary because they are not TAA-compliant, were discontinued, are sold direct only, or are essentially the same as AbilityOne items.
On October 30, join the Coalition for Government Procurement as we host EY for a discussion on how companies have approached the cybersecurity requirements and how they can continue to tailor their compliance activities to meet the expected future demands of federal cyber requirements.
Please join us for the Coalition’s Fall Healthcare Forum, taking place on November 7th at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA. The Coalition will also be hosting its Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner that evening as well, along with our Fall Training Conference the next day, all at the same venue.
The Forum will begin with a Keynote Address from confirmed speaker Guy Kiyokawa, Deputy Director, DHA. Following those remarks, the Coalition has confirmed Karen Brazell, the Chief Acquisition Officer at the VA), to provide attendees with an update on the State of VA Acquisition.
Attendees will also hear more about the latest acquisition strategies and contracting programs that support our nation’s warfighters and veterans during two morning panel discussion sessions. The first, titled, VA Acquisition Leadership Panel, will feature the following confirmed panel speakers Phil Christy, Acting Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, VA, Tammy Czarnecki, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Health for Administrative Operations, VA and Ricky Lemmon, Acting Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, VA.
During the second panel discussion, the DHA Acquisition Leadership Panel, John Tenaglia, Head of Contracting, Defense Health Agency, is confirmed and will be joined by Pat Flanders, Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, and Col (S) Randy Ivall, Deputy Chief, Defense Health Agency Medical Logistics (DHA MEDLOG).