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Improvements Needed to Enhance the Effectiveness & Efficiency of the Program

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News

The Coalition submits comments on the Set-Asides Under MACs proposed rule

The Far Council published a proposed rule titled, Set-Asides Under Multiple-Award Contracts. which provides additional guidance on the use of partial set-asides, reserves, and set-asides of orders under multiple-award contracts. It also clarifies requirements related to the limitations on subcontracting and nonmanufacturer rule.

The Coalition submitted comments to the FAR Council on behalf of its member. Read the final comments here!

President Trump Implements Regulatory Freeze

On Friday, January 20, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff, issued a memorandum to Executive departments and agencies implementing a regulatory freeze. Read More!

Chatting with contractors at the Coalition’s Fall Conference

Former Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, Steve Kelman writes about his recent discussions with contractors at the Coalition’s 2016 Fall Training Conference! Read More!

Transactional Data Reporting 101

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

Coalition Submits Comments on Order-Level Materials Proposed Rule 

On November 8, the Coalition and the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), submitted joint comments in response to the General Services Administration (GSA) proposed rule, General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Federal Supply Schedule, Order-Level Materials. To read the comments, click here.

Coalition Responds to Draft Category Management Circular 

On November 7, the Coalition submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget regarding its recently released draft circular, OMB Circular Implementing Category Management for Common Goods and Services. The Coalition provided OMB with six recommendations for enhancing the implementation of category management. To read the comments, click here.

Events

MAS Basic Training

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.

March 1st from 8:30am – 4:30pm at Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.

Presidential Transition Webinar

Join the Coalition and Crowell & Moring LLP for a webinar on The Trump Administration’s Acquisition Policy Agenda.  This webinar will be taking place on March 15th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm and will serve as an update from our Fall Conference Panel on the same subject matter.  Topics to be addressed will include:

  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Cyber and IT
  • Category Management
  • Other Acquisition-Related Topics

Presenters will include:

2017 Spring Conference

The 2017 Spring Conference will be held on May 11th at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia. More information will be readily available in the near future!

If members have any questions, please contact Matt Cahill at mattcahill@thecgp.org.

The Full View: Measuring the Success and Savings of Acquisition

In our current era of shrinking budgets, the Federal government often touts the effectiveness of its procurement processes by looking at the savings that its programs have delivered to the taxpayer. For instance, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP)...

Events Update – Save the Date and Register Today!

2017 is off to a fast start and I wanted you to be aware of some important upcoming events and trainings the Coalition will be hosting.  Please take a moment to mark your calendars and register for the events below.  Should you have any questions or need further...

GSA’s TDR Roundtable: Can We Talk?

This week, GSA hosted a roundtable discussion on the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule and what it means for GSA’s agency customers and contractors.  After listening to the TDR roundtable dialogue, the question that arises is whether GSA is actively listening to...

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