The Coalition for Government Procurement is the single most effective voice for commercial service and product companies selling in the federal market. For more than 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.
The Coalition submitted comments focused on the significant burden imposed by the Pricing DIsclosures, as well as steps GSA should take to adhere the “regulatory philosophy” established in Executive Order 12866.
This week, the Coalition submitted comments to GSA on the subject bilateral modification. To read the Coalition’s comments and recommendations, click here.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- November 20th – Fall Healthcare Procurement Training Conference – DHA, DLA, and VA – A Team Approach – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA
The Coalition is honored to kick off the conference with keynote speaker Dr. Angela Billups, Executive Director, OAL, VA. After the keynote, our first panel will consist of Phil Christy, Deputy Executive Director, OALC, VA; Matthew Beebe, Director of Acquisition, DLA; and Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Chief Acquisition Executive, DHA. We will then move on to our VA Healthcare Acquisition Panel with Tom Leney, Associate Executive Director, SAC, VA; Rick Lemmon, Executive Director Procurement, VHA; and Andrew Centineo, Executive Director Procurement and Logistics, VHA. Prior to lunch we will have a short Update on Clinical Input with Tammy Czarnecki, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Health for Administrative Operations, VA. The afternoon will be filled with six different breakout sessions and 15 government speakers covering topics such as Medical Imaging Equipment; Medical Surgical; Pharmaceutical; Medical Supply Chain and Clinical Evaluation; Prosthetics; and Pharmaceutical (different from first breakout). Click on the “Draft Agenda” button below to start planning which breakouts you want to attend!
- November 20th – Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards Dinner – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA
Please join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary at this year’s Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards Dinner with special guest Frank Abagnale, renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, bestselling author and subject of Catch Me If You Can. The 2002 box office smash was directed by Steven Spielberg and included actors Leonardo DiCaprio (Abagnale), Tom Hanks, and Christopher Walken. After the awardees are announced, Mr. Abagnale will share his life story and critical lessons from the world of security, helping business and government organizations stay a step ahead of the criminals. His transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international security expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in film and literature, but Mr. Abagnale’s contributions to the world of security are immeasurable. He has become a hero to hundreds of public and private sector organizations for his indispensable counsel and strategic insight on safeguarding information systems and combating fraud. The Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards honor individuals and organizations in the acquisition community who have made significant contributions to the procurement system that deliver best value and meet agency missions. Historically, these awards have been given to individuals, organizations, and contractors involved in procurement with GSA, VA, DOD, DHS, and other government agencies.
- November 21st – Fall Training Conference – Commercial Acquisition Disruptors: e-Commerce, Consolidation, and Cyber – Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA
We are excited that Michael Wooten, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is confirmed to be our keynote speaker at the Fall Training Conference. This will be followed by a Schedules Potpourri Panel (Consolidation, GSA Systems, Unpriced Schedules, Transactional Data Reporting and OLMs) that will include Judith Zawatsky, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Systems Management, GSA; Mark Lee, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Policy and Compliance, GSA; Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA; and Crystal Philcox, Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy Management, GSA. Mid-morning we will have our e-Commerce, CICA, and the Future of Competition Panel, moderated by Steven Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law, GWU, and joined by Jon Etherton, President, Etherton and Associates; Ryan Roberts, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP; and Bill Stallings, Antitrust & Competition Partner, Mayer Brown. Prior to breaking for lunch, we will have the Future of the Supply Chain Panel with Vice Admiral David Lewis, Director, DCMA; Andrew Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS; and Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, DPC. During lunch we will have a brief update on FAST 2020 from Kathy Carson, Director, FAS Office of Customer Accounts & Research, Customer Outreach Division, GSA. As lunch is wrapping up, GSA Administrator, Emily Murphy, will participate in an off the record conversation that will be forthcoming and informative as she discusses GSA at 70 years old. At her conclusion and prior to jumping into the breakouts, we are lucky to have Major General Cameron Holt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, USAF, discuss Bringing Innovation to the Procurement System. For afternoon breakouts, participants will have the option to choose from eight different sessions and hear from 25 government officials discussing the following: IT; Services; Product Centers; Assisted Services; GWACs; GSA Systems; FedMall and e-Commerce Pilots, and Cyber. The day will conclude with a networking reception for our members and guests.