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.
Tangherlini leaving GSA next month
GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini is leaving the agency. His last day on the job will be Feb. 13, he said in an email to staff.
Deputy Administrator Denise Turner Roth will serve as acting administrator, said Tangherlini, who did not reveal where he is going next.
Tangherlini’s tenure was marked by efforts to pull GSA from the depths of scandal and shape it into a model of modernized, efficient tech-centric business.
He took the helm in 2012 as acting administrator after Martha Johnson resigned in the wake of a scandal over lavish spending at a GSA regional conference in Las Vegas. A GSA inspector general report on the Western Regions 2010 conference said costs for the event were more than $822,000, with tens of thousands of dollars spent on luxury suites, and other excesses.
"He came in at a time when the agency was under heavy attack," said Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. "He did the job they hired him for, stabilizing an embattled agency. He successfully navigated the post-scandal environment."
Driving the federal government towards a Low Price Regardless (LPR) contracting model
As part of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration have created a Prices Paid Portal. The goal of the Prices Paid tool is to reduce total cost of ownership for goods and services by providing greater visibility on the prices agencies have paid for them.
The Prices Paid Portal is part of an ongoing effort to collect transactional data across the government. The challenge in managing pricing data is to ensure it is used to identify contracting strategies and/or terms (like volume commitments) that increase competition and deliver greater value to the American people. Unfortunately, current data management practices will likely reduce competition and value over the long term.
MAS Basic Training, Jan 29
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.
Changes on the Horizon for GSA Schedule Contractor Customer Assistance Visits (CAVs)
Every GSA Schedule contractor can expect one or more Customer Assistance Visits (CAVs) during the term of its contracts. A successful visit can be essential to assuring contract compliance with administration of the industrial funding fee and price reduction provisions of GSA Multiple Award Schedule contracts. GSA is anticipating changes that could affect the frequency and scope of CAV’s, as well as use of the contractor report cards. This webinar will advise GSA contractors of what to expect and when.