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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.

News

Joint Industry Response on DOD Online Marketplace Proposal

On June 13, the Coalition submitted comments to Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) regarding Section 101 of H.R. 2511, the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act. The comments raise the following concerns related to the proposed legislation:

  • The risks creating a government-sponsored monopoly/duopoly
  • Compliance exemptions, if necessary, should be extended to government marketplaces
  • Lack of clarity related to compliance with existing statute
  • Inadequately addressing of risks associated with data security
  • Unaddressed authorizations or limitations on fee constructs that would be acceptable and fit Congressional intent Read More!

Coalition Statement on the FAS Reorganization

On June 7, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) was reorganized. The FAS Commissioner was changed to a politically appointed position and Alan B. Thomas Jr. was selected to serve as the next Commissioner. Additionally, the Technology Transformation Service was moved under the purview of FAS. The Coalition has issued a statement in response to these changes. Read More!

Schedule 71 Maximum Order Threshold (MOT) Letter

In this letter, the Coalition recommends that the IWA Center set the Schedule 71 MOT at $150,000 for all orders, in hopes that the change would reduce the burden of Schedule contractors which will, in turn, lead to better prices for customer agencies. Read More!

Events

5th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament

Please join us for The Coalition’s 5th 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. This will be an especially important tournament for everyone as it will not only mark five years since Joe’s passing, but the Coalition also hopes to fulfill our fundraising goal for our veteran scholarship with your help! As you may recall from previous years, the tournament proceeds will support the Coalition’s endowment for a qualified veteran concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM degree or the interdisciplinary Masters degree at The George Washington University. Joe would be so proud of this endowment as we encourage the next generation of skilled professionals to lead this critically important sector of the US economy. We have several exciting sponsorships available including title sponsors, beverage cart sponsors, hole sponsors, and many more with all budgets in mind.

Save The Date For These Events In 2017:

October 4, TBD: MAS Basic Training, TBD

October 5, TBD: In House Counsel Training, TBD

October 18th –  Training with Lohfeld Consulting Group: Winning Business for Federal Contract Project Managers taught by Brenda Crist @ Tower Club, Tysons, VA

October 19th – Training with Lohfeld Consulting Group: Winning GWACs, IDIQs and Task Orders for Federal Contractors taught by Lisa Pafe @ Tower Club, Tysons, VA

November 15th – Excellence in Partnership Awards @ Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

November 16th– Fall Training Conference @ Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA from 7:00am – 6:00pm

See You at Whiskey Creek on August 23rd

Five years ago, the Coalition for Government Procurement lost much more than a Board Member when our dear friend Joseph P. Caggiano passed away at the young age of 48. Joe’s career in the government marketplace spanned 25 years, including serving seven years as COO of...

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