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News

Transactional Data Reporting 101

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

Coalition Comments on Proposed Rule for Strategic Sourcing Documentation

On August 19, the Coalition submitted comments to the General Services Administration (GSA) in response to the proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Strategic Sourcing Documentation. The Coalition is concerned that, among other things, the proposed rule is unnecessarily duplicative and would have a significant economic impact on small businesses. Based on their findings, the Coalition made five recommendations for GSA.

Member Comments and Questions for GSA Regarding Transactional Data Reporting

On August 10, the Coalition sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) with more than sixty questions from members regarding the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule and pilot program. The Coalition requested that GSA respond to these critical concerns in writing, as well as through a series of “in-person” Industry Days prior to the launch of the TDR pilot. Coalition members report that, if unaddressed, these issues would hinder their ability to participate in the voluntary TDR pilot.

Coalition Comments on Commercial Supplier Agreement

On August 1, the Coalition responded to the General Services Administration’s proposed rule General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms, which seeks which seeks to streamline end user license agreement reviews and contract negotiations. Although the The Coalition agrees with the proposed rule’s underlying intent, we are concerned, however, that in many respects, the rule goes too far.

Supreme Court Decision: Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States

On Thursday, June 16, the Supreme Court issued its decision for Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States. Significantly, the Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Kingdomware Technologies Inc., and held that Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) must use the so called “Rule of Two” when awarding contracts, even when it would otherwise meet its annual minimum contracting goals. Read More!

Events

GSA/VA Schedule Training for In-House Counsel, July 14

This class is a “must attend” for lawyers and corporate officials with significant contract management and compliance responsibilities in companies that have GSA Schedule contracts. More info here!

Fourth Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament

Please join us for The Coalition’s 4th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament! This charity tournament is to honor our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano, who was not only a 23-year veteran of the federal contracting marketplace but a naval veteran as well. More info here!

Last Chance to Register- Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament

  It’s not too late to dust off your clubs in time for the Coalition’s 4th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament taking place next week August 24th!  We still have a few foursomes available ($800) and would love to see you out at the beautiful...

Questions to GSA on the TDR Pilot

  This week, the focus of this blog returns to GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule.  The transition from compliance with GSA’s current pricing policies to TDR is a major undertaking for both government and industry.  The TDR pilot is the most...

The Dog Days of Summer

  The Dog Days of Summer typically see a slow-down in the procurement policy world.  Not this year!  Since Memorial Day, we have seen the issuance of the GSAR Commercial Supplier Agreement (CSA) proposed rule, the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative proposed...

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