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.
The multiple-award double standard, part II
April’s blog focused on the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy’s (DPAP’s) double standard regarding the treatment of orders under the GSA Schedules program versus other multiple award contracts. This month’s blog answers the question, why the double standard? Simply put, there is no reasonable basis for the disparate treatment of orders under the GSA Schedules program as compared to orders under other multiple award contracts.
First, as explained in my April blog, the regulations governing orders under the GSA Schedules program (FAR 8.404) and orders under multiple award contracts (FAR 16.505(b)(3) contain the same fundamental guidance regard the determination of fair and reasonable pricing. Moreover, there is guidance throughout FAR 8.4 requiring
GSA's new contracting policy tackles IG's concerns about management interference
The General Services Administration is attempting to clarify to managers and vendors alike the proper approach to overseeing the schedules program.
A February memo and policy is part of the way GSA's Federal Acquisition Service is trying to address a 2013 inspector general report that found examples of improper management interference on decisions by contracting officers under the schedules program.
"We've taken a number of actions to reinforce proper procurement while also focusing
Two-Part Webinar Series for GSA Schedule Contractors: Part 1, Challenges Facing Professional Services Contractors
The Coalition for Government Procurement, in conjunction with Baker Tilly, is pleased to announce an upcoming Two-Part Webinar Series for GSA Schedule Contractors:
The landscape for GSA Schedule contractors has become increasingly difficult. Both products and services contractors are facing new challenges as they negotiate new GSA Schedule contracts or administer their existing GSA Schedule contracts. Pricing, contract terms and conditions, and post-award compliance have all come under the microscope, and contractors must be ready to respond. This two part series will address some of GSA’s and GSA OIG’s recent focal points so that contractors can consider potential impacts to their business and how they can best prepare.
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MAS Basic Training – June 2014
Do you need to better understand management and compliance of the Price Reduction Clause?
Need help navigating the Price Negotiation Process?
Are you leveraging the GSA Electronic Tools?
Do you have all the keys to understanding the Task Order Competition?
Know how the GSA Audit Process works?
Come find out the answers on these topics and more at our intensive, one day training workshop that teaches the basics of utilizing the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.
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