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News

The Coalition submits comments on the Set-Asides Under MACs proposed rule

The Far Council published a proposed rule titled, Set-Asides Under Multiple-Award Contracts. which provides additional guidance on the use of partial set-asides, reserves, and set-asides of orders under multiple-award contracts. It also clarifies requirements related to the limitations on subcontracting and nonmanufacturer rule.

The Coalition submitted comments to the FAR Council on behalf of its member. Read the final comments here!

President Trump Implements Regulatory Freeze

On Friday, January 20, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff, issued a memorandum to Executive departments and agencies implementing a regulatory freeze. Read More!

Chatting with contractors at the Coalition’s Fall Conference

Former Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, Steve Kelman writes about his recent discussions with contractors at the Coalition’s 2016 Fall Training Conference! Read More!

Transactional Data Reporting 101

All you need to know about the Transactional Data Reporting rule and the Coalition’s position! Read More!

Coalition Submits Comments on Order-Level Materials Proposed Rule 

On November 8, the Coalition and the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), submitted joint comments in response to the General Services Administration (GSA) proposed rule, General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials. To read the comments, click here.

Coalition Responds to Draft Category Management Circular 

On November 7, the Coalition submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget regarding its recently released draft circular, OMB Circular Implementing Category Management for Common Goods and Services. The Coalition provided OMB with six recommendations for enhancing the implementation of category management. To read the comments, click here.

Events

Presidential Transition Webinar

Join the Coalition and Crowell & Moring LLP for a webinar on The Trump Administration’s Acquisition Policy Agenda.  This webinar will be taking place on March 15th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm and will serve as an update from our Fall Conference Panel on the same subject matter.  Topics to be addressed will include:

  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Cyber and IT
  • Category Management
  • Other Acquisition-Related Topics

Presenters will include:

Assisted Acquisition Forum

The Coalition is pleased to announce our first ever Assisted Acquisition Forum – Bringing Best Value to Government Customers, taking place on April 4th from 7:15 AM to 12:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tysons Corner.   We will feature more than 20 speakers from GSA, customer agencies, and industry. The four panels throughout the day will include conversations about the GSA AAS pipeline, the customer experience working with AAS, and a showcase of AAS projects. 

Highlighted speakers will include:

  • Tom Howder, FAS Assistant Commissioner for Assisted Acquisitions
  • Chris Hamm, Director, FEDSIM
  • Rob Coen, Strategy Director, FEDSIM

Third Annual Healthcare Forum: Healthcare Priorities in the Trump Administration

This is a must attend event for DHA and VA contractors as attendees will learn about the DHA’s next steps for its acquisition operations. Pharma companies will hear the latest updates regarding DHA Pharmacy operations, including the rebate program and the new pharma contracts supporting retail and mail order. Attendees will also hear the latest regarding the VA’s Strategic Acquisition Center’s MSPV program and supporting BPAs and be able to choose between multiple breakout sessions depending on what your specific interests are.

May 2, 2017 from 7:15am – 12:45pm at McDermott Will & Emery LLP (The McDermott Building), located at 500 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Spring Training Conference – The First 111 Days: Prospects for Procurement Innovation

The 2017 Spring Conference will be held on May 11th at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia. More information will be readily available in the near future!

If members have any questions, please contact Matt Cahill at mattcahill@thecgp.org.

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