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GSA Extends Price Data Pilot 

GSA announced that its three-year Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot program is being extended by another year. The Coalition’s president, Roger Waldron, commented that the decision to extend the pilot “makes good business sense for its customer agencies and industry partners.”

Coalition Urges GSA to Eliminate the PRC in Public Comments

This week, the Coalition presented comments to GSA on the Price Reductions Clause (PRC) and the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR). GSA is gathering feedback on the information collection burdens of these regulations. To read the Coalition’s comments and recommendations, click here.

Coalition Comments on GSA’s Commercial Platforms Initiative Draft RFP

On August 1, the Coalition submitted comments to GSA on the Commercial Platform Initiative Draft RFP. The draft was issued by GSA on July 2. The Coalition advises that GSA suspend the implementation of the proof of concept until certain revisions are made. To read the full comments, click here.

Coalition Comments on MAS Consolidations RFI

On July 3, the Coalition submitted comments to GSA in response to their RFI seeking feedback on the Schedules consolidation. As part of this effort, GSA is seeking to consolidate its existing 24 Schedules into a single solicitation. The Coalition’s comments can be read here.

GSA Releases Draft Solicitation for e-Commerce Platform

On July 2, GSA published a draft solicitation for its Commercial Platform Initiative (CPI). Comments on the draft solicitation are due by Thursday, August 1.

GSA Released RFI on MAS Consolidations 

On June 7, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback regarding its ongoing Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Consolidation effort. The RFI provided draft terms and conditions for the Consolidated Schedules solicitation, which will be released later this year.

Member Meeting On Schedules Consolidation

On March 20, Stephanie Shutt, the Director of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office, spoke to Coalition members about the consolidation of the Schedules program. During the meeting, Ms. Shutt provided members with an update on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) plans for the consolidation effort and answered member questions about the process. A complimentary recording of the meeting is available on the Coalition’s Member Portal.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Save The Date for These Upcoming Coalition Events! 

  • September 18th – OTA Update Webinar – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Other Transaction Authority (OTA) instruments are a long-standing vehicle that has becoming increasingly popular as a tool to rapidly enter into agreements for research and development and prototype work.  The US Government continues to expand the use of OTA and companies from a large cross-range of sectors and industries are taking notice.  The Coalition is pleased to welcome EY Government Contract Services to outline some of the recent trends and activities of the DOD and their usage of the OTA and some of the key tenets of the OT guide published late in 2018 by DOD.  The discussion will cover the OT guide as well as recent activity regarding the usage of the OT authority by the DOD and other departments of the federal government. Click HERE to register!

 

A Restraint by Any Other Name would be as Onerous

When reflecting on the concept of “restraint of trade,” one might recall an economics, history, or law course in which they studied the Sherman Antitrust Act.  That act prohibits restraints of trade, like agreements, combinations, and other acts, that might cause...

On the “FAST 2020” Track to Training and Dialogue!

This week, GSA announced that registration for the Federal Acquisition Service Training Conference (“FAST 2020”) will open on September 4, 2019, at noon EDT.  FAST 2020 will be held in Atlanta on April 14-16, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center.   FAST 2020 is...

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