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 Announces EIP Award Winners
The Coalition for Government Procurement has announced the recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards.
The EIP Awards were developed to honor individuals and organizations in the acquisition community that have made significant contributions to the Federal procurement system while providing best value to the taxpayer.
The EIP Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award recognizes individuals in the procurement community who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving the Federal acquisition system. “The honorees represent the best in public service and have demonstrated a devotion to common sense in acquisition. We are pleased to recognize them for their outstanding contributions,” said Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition. Read more
Coalition Responds to GSA Proposal for New CyberIA SIN
The Coalition has submitted comments in response to GSA's proposal to add a new Cybersecurity/Information Assurance (CyberIA) SIN to IT Schedule 70. While the Coalition applauds GSA's desire to strengthen the Schedules Program, we believe there are more efficient and effective ways for GSA to accomplish its stated goals. Members are encouraged to review the comments. They are posted
GSA Schedule Option Extension Training
The Coalition and Baker Tilly will be providing you with the information needed to successfully navigate your next GSA Schedule option exercise during this half-day training. Seasoned GSA Schedule advisors will discuss key tenets of GSA Schedule contracting, the option exercise process under the OPEN program and in an e-Mod world, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Real-world examples of what has and has not worked for GSA contractors from various industries will be highlighted throughout the training. The session will include an interactive case study exercise, and will close with experts addressing your questions.
Specific areas of focus will include:
• OPEN timeline
• Mitigating risks with an accurate CSP and thoughtful contract negotiations
• How GSA’s e-tools will impact your option extension
• Contractor Assistance Visits
• GSA OIG audits
• Mandatory disclosures