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News

Transactional Data Reporting 101

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

Coalition Comments on Proposed Rule for Strategic Sourcing Documentation

On August 19, the Coalition submitted comments to the General Services Administration (GSA) in response to the proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Strategic Sourcing Documentation. The Coalition is concerned that, among other things, the proposed rule is unnecessarily duplicative and would have a significant economic impact on small businesses. Based on their findings, the Coalition made five recommendations for GSA.

Member Comments and Questions for GSA Regarding Transactional Data Reporting

On August 10, the Coalition sent a letter to the General Services Administration (GSA) with more than sixty questions from members regarding the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule and pilot program. The Coalition requested that GSA respond to these critical concerns in writing, as well as through a series of “in-person” Industry Days prior to the launch of the TDR pilot. Coalition members report that, if unaddressed, these issues would hinder their ability to participate in the voluntary TDR pilot.

Coalition Comments on Commercial Supplier Agreement

On August 1, the Coalition responded to the General Services Administration’s proposed rule General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Unenforceable Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms, which seeks which seeks to streamline end user license agreement reviews and contract negotiations. Although the The Coalition agrees with the proposed rule’s underlying intent, we are concerned, however, that in many respects, the rule goes too far.

Supreme Court Decision: Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States

On Thursday, June 16, the Supreme Court issued its decision for Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States. Significantly, the Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Kingdomware Technologies Inc., and held that Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) must use the so called “Rule of Two” when awarding contracts, even when it would otherwise meet its annual minimum contracting goals. Read More!

Events

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule Released

The Department of Labor has published the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule and guidance in the Federal Register. The Coalition will offer training on the new rule and other labor related regulations at Baker Tilly on October 6. If members have any questions, please contact Matt Cahill at mattcahill@thecgp.org.

Fall Training Conference and Excellence in Partnership Awards

The Coalition will be hosting its annual Excellence in Partnership Awards (EIP) dinner and Fall Training Conference on November 16th and 17th at the Westin Tysons Corner. The EIP Awards dinner will be from 6:00 – 10:00 pm on the 16th, with the Training Conference the next morning from 7:30 – 6:00 pm on the 17th. If members have any questions, please contact Matt Cahill at mattcahill@thecgp.org.

“Re-Engineering” Acquisition Management

This week, the Coalition had the honor of addressing the Section 809 Acquisition Advisory Panel (the 809 Panel).  The 809 Panel takes its name from Section 809 of last year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized the establishment of an advisory...

Announcing the 2016 Fall Conference Agenda!

Next week, we will mark the last official day of summer, which means it is time to turn our focus to the Coalition’s Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Celebration & Fall Training Conference!  Both events will be held at The Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, VA,...

One Step Closer ODCs on the Multiple Award Schedule Program!

Yesterday, via posting for advance review on the Federal Register Public Inspection site, GSA announced that it had issued a proposed General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) rule to incorporate Order Level Materials (OLMs), also known as ODCs, into the Multiple...

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