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.
GSA released its much anticipated Commercial Platform Implementation Plan for its eCommerce portal. On April 3 the Coalition will host an e-Commerce Forum where government and industry experts will discuss the highlights of OMB/GSA’s Phase 1 implementation plan. More details coming soon! Read the report here!
On March 2, The Coalition submitted comments in response to the “Online Marketplace for Micro-Purchases” RFI, concerning potential access to online marketplaces by micro-purchase buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Read the comments here!
On February 22, The Coalition was mentioned in an article referencing the FBI exploring a move to the cloud for its expiring $30 billion, eight-year enterprise information technology contract. The Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (ITSSS) contract is a blanket purchase agreement on the General Services Administration’s government-wide IT multiple-award Schedule 70.
The General Services Administration has released the final rule on Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms. GSA is releasing this rule to address commercial supplier agreement terms which are inconsistent with Federal law. By identifying the terms that are inappropriate for Federal purchasers, the rule will decrease proposal costs for negotiating these commercial supplier agreements, which are also known as standard terms of sale or lease, Terms of Service (TOS), or End User License Agreement (EULA).
All Member Meeting with GSA Administrator Emily Murphy
On February 14, The Coalition hosted an all-member meeting with the new Administrator of the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy. Members had the opportunity to engage in a constructive and collaborative dialogue with Administrator Murphy that focused on her goals and priorities as the new leader of GSA. This meeting was one of her first meetings with industry since starting her new role with GSA.
On February 2, the Coalition filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari requesting that the Supreme Court review a ruling made by the Ninth Circuit on False Claims Act liability. Read the brief here!
This forum will bring together government, industry, and legal experts to discuss the highlights of OMB/GSA’s Phase 1 implementation plan.
We are excited to announce Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has been invited to provide the keynote address. This is a must-attend event for DHA and VA contractors, as attendees will learn about the latest updates regarding an array of topics critical to your Federal business, including an outlook on the legislative landscape for healthcare, DHA’s forecasted direction in the coming year, and the ongoing efforts to increase clinical input the VA. In addition, attendees will be able to choose between multiple breakout sessions that will cover topics such as health IT, DoD & VA pharmaceutical purchasing, and the medical/surgical prime vendor program.
The Coalition for Government Procurement, in coordination with Baker Tilly, invites you to join this two-part webinar series focused on the challenges faced by pharmaceutical manufacturers selling to the federal government. Part I of the series will focus on selling pharmaceuticals through the 65 IB Federal Supply Schedule, while Part II will focus on unique federal market access considerations.
Please join the Coalition for Government Procurement at our Spring Training Conference on May 16th titled GSA’s Vision for the Future. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy has been invited to be our Keynote Speaker to discuss her priorities for GSA and how they will affect your business.
August 22- 2018 Joe Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament @ Whiskey Creek, 9:30am