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News

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

2017 All Member Meeting Featuring Congressman Tom Davis

The Coalition will be kicking off the New Year with a series of meetings and webinars revolving around the presidential transition.  The first of these events will be taking place on Tuesday, January 24th from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Deloitte in Tysons Corner (location still TBD) and will include the following speakers:

  • Tom Davis discussing The Impact of the Election on the Federal Market (Davis)
  • Jon Etherton discussing Legislative Outlook for the 115th Congress (Etherton)
  • Ray Bjorklund discussing What to Expect in the 2018 Budget (Bjorklund profile)

This will be a complimentary event for all Coalition members, but registration is required for all attendees!

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.

Common Sense Procurement Resolutions for 2017

Last week’s blog took a detour to focus on the Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program.  This week’s blog, as promised, follows up on the January 5, 2017 blog, “Reducing Hurdles in the Procurement System,” with the Coalition’s “Common...

Reengineering the VA MAS Program to Deliver Best Value for Veterans.

This week, President-elect Donald Trump raised questions regarding the federal government’s bidding process for pharmaceuticals.  The Presidential-elect’s questions lead the Coalition to remind the procurement community of the critical issue driving unnecessary costs...

Reducing “Hurdles” in the Procurement System

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  The Coalition hopes everyone had a restful, healthy, and happy Holiday Season.  As we begin 2017, the Coalition again thanks its members for their strong support over the past year.  The Coalition also thanks all the government...

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