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News

Best Value Attributes for MSPV Program

To ensure the delivery of best value healthcare solutions to our nation’s veterans, the Coalition has drafted recommendations for the future Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor program to share with the VA.

FedMall Enhancement Survey Final Report

The Coalition conducted a survey of more than 700 FedMall suppliers from June 4 to July 2, 2018, to identify potential enhancements for the FedMall System. The final report was delivered to DLA in early August 2018, detailing the feedback received from approximately 100 FedMall suppliers about the FedMall system functionality they need to efficiently and effectively deliver products to Federal customers.

VA Provides Information on MSPV-NG Products

As a follow-up to our meeting with the VA SAC on August 23, the VA has provided the list of the items that were sent to the prime vendors. The list is divided by the rounds in which the products were sent to the prime vendors. Not all of the items on the list will be added to the formulary because they are not TAA-compliant, were discontinued, are sold direct only, or are essentially the same as AbilityOne items.

Comments on Commercial e-Commerce Portal

On July 20, The Coalition provided comments in response to the GSA’s Requests for Information (Suppliers & Platform Providers) on commercial e-Commerce portals. Read the comments here!

The Coalition Comments on GSA’s e-Commerce Implementation Plan

On May 30, The Coalition provided recommendations to GSA on its Phase II of the Procurement Through e-Commerce Portals Implementation Plan. Read the letter here!

VA Releases Justification for Medical Prime Vendor Contract 

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC) published a Class Justification and Approval (J&A) for the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor-Next Generation (MSPV-NG) Program on FedBizOpps. To access the J&A. click here.

 

Events

OASIS Update: Summer’s Over but the Pools are Just Opening

On September 26, please join us for an hour-long webinar as Baker Tilly provides an overview of the OASIS contract, reviews contract requirements, and provides perspective that contractors should consider as they make bidding decisions. 

MAS Basic Training: The Nuts & Bolts

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. MAS Basic Training will take place on October 17 at Baker Tilly.

Order Level Materials:  Key Considerations and Practical Applications

On October 18, join us for an hour-long webinar, as Baker Tilly provides an overview of the OLM rule along with a discussion focused on the practical application of the rule and some key considerations for contractors to consider.

Cyber Webinar with Ernst & Young

On October 30, join the Coalition for Government Procurement as we host EY for a discussion on how companies have approached the cybersecurity requirements and how they can continue to tailor their compliance activities to meet the expected future demands of federal cyber requirements.

Fall Healthcare Forum, EIP Dinner, and Training Conference

Please join us for the Coalition’s Fall Healthcare Forum, taking place on November 7th at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA.  The Coalition will also be hosting its Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner that evening as well, along with our Fall Training Conference the next day, all at the same venue. Click here to view the draft healthcare forum agenda and be sure to register before September 28th to receive an early bird discount.  Plus, members who register for all three events will also receive a special bundled price that saves you an additional 10%.

Best Value Attributes for the MSPV Program

This week, the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Medical/Surgical Subcommittee presented the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with recommended “Best Value Attributes” for ensuring the delivery of best value healthcare solutions to our nation’s veterans through...

The 5 Pillars of Schedules Modernization

The back-to-school season is upon us here in the Nation’s Capital. As local students are wrapping-up their first week of classes today, it is time to start thinking about the end of summer and the end of the Fiscal Year. The “experienced hands” at gearing-up for a new...

With Fall Approaching, Innovation is in the Air

Labor Day Weekend marks the traditional end of summer, a last free weekend to kick back and enjoy the sun, beach, and barbecue before another busy school year begins. Of course, it also marks the beginning of football season, and I apologize to any Louisville...

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