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News

Coalition Submits Comments on Federal Supply Schedule Pricing Disclosures and Sales Reporting

The Coalition submitted comments focused on the significant burden imposed by the Pricing DIsclosures, as well as steps GSA should take to adhere the “regulatory philosophy” established in Executive Order 12866.

Coalition Comments on GSA Bilateral Modification to Implement Section 889

This week, the Coalition submitted comments to GSA on the subject bilateral modification. To read the Coalition’s comments and recommendations, click here.

GSA Extends Price Data Pilot 

GSA announced that its three-year Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot program is being extended by another year. The Coalition’s president, Roger Waldron, commented that the decision to extend the pilot “makes good business sense for its customer agencies and industry partners.”

Coalition Urges GSA to Eliminate the PRC in Public Comments

This week, the Coalition presented comments to GSA on the Price Reductions Clause (PRC) and the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR). GSA is gathering feedback on the information collection burdens of these regulations. To read the Coalition’s comments and recommendations, click here.

Coalition Comments on GSA’s Commercial Platforms Initiative Draft RFP

On August 1, the Coalition submitted comments to GSA on the Commercial Platform Initiative Draft RFP. The draft was issued by GSA on July 2. The Coalition advises that GSA suspend the implementation of the proof of concept until certain revisions are made. To read the full comments, click here.

 

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Save The Date for These Upcoming Coalition Events!

  •  January 22 – False Claims Act Webinar

Please join us for an hour-long webinar as Paul Hurst, Kendall Enyard, Mike Navarre from Steptoe in Washington, DC provide an update focused on what government contractors need to know about recent developments in False Claims Act investigations, court decisions, and Department of Justice policy. The Department of Justice and the courts have been active in the False Claims Act area in the last year. The DOJ has provided new guidance on the value of cooperation in False Claims Act investigations and taken action to dismiss several qui tam cases under the so-called Grantson Memo. The courts have continued to interpret the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Universal Health Services v. United States, ex rel. Escobar, issuing several decisions interpreting the Supreme Court’s conclusion that the “implied false certification” theory can provide a basis for False Claims Act liability and the Court’s  “rigorous materiality requirement” for claims based on the theory.

Click here to register.

 

  • January 30 – beta.SAM.gov Webinar

The Coalition is pleased to announce that we will have a webinar featuring GSA on beta.SAM.gov on Thurs., January 30th at 12 noon EST.  Since the retirement of FBO.gov in early November and the transition to beta.SAM.gov, members have had questions about how to best find contract opportunities using the new system.  GSA has generously agreed to present to Coalition members on this new system.

Click here to register.

 

  • May 19 – Spring Healthcare Procurement Training Conference – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

 

  • May 20 – Spring Training Conference – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

 

  • August 26 – Joe Caggiano Golf Tournament – Whiskey Creek, Ijamsville, MD

 

  • October 21 – Fall Healthcare Procurement Training Conference – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

 

  • October 21 – Excellence in Partnership Awards – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

 

  • October 22 – Fall Training Conference – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

A Welcome Step Toward Reaffirming Partnership

Readers of the Friday Flash will recall the blog, “Transparency: Even the Simple Things are Important,” that appeared in this space just before the holidays. In that blog, we noted, with surprise,...

Unpriced Schedules: Now More Than Ever

Coalition members have been strong supporters of unpriced an Schedule, and, over time, their position has become the consensus view in this community.  A testament to this fact is the enactment...

Happy Holidays from the Coalition!

From our family to yours, happy holidays from the Coalition for Government Procurement! We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and we look forward to working with you another year...

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