VA Multiple Award Schedule White Paper

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News

The Coalition submits comments on the Set-Asides Under MACs proposed rule

The FAR Council published a proposed rule titled, Set-Asides Under Multiple-Award Contracts. which provides additional guidance on the use of partial set-asides, reserves, and set-asides of orders under multiple-award contracts. It also clarifies requirements related to the limitations on subcontracting and the nonmanufacturer rule.

The Coalition submitted comments to the FAR Council on behalf of its member. Read the comments here!

President Trump Implements Regulatory Freeze

On Friday, January 20, a Regulatory Freeze memorandum to Executive departments and agencies. Read More!

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.

Events

Third Annual Healthcare Forum: Healthcare Priorities in the Trump Administration

This is a must attend event for DHA and VA contractors as attendees will learn about the DHA’s next steps for its acquisition operations. Pharma companies will hear the latest updates regarding DHA Pharmacy operations, including the rebate program and the new pharma contracts supporting retail and mail order. Attendees will also hear the latest regarding the VA’s Strategic Acquisition Center’s MSPV program and supporting BPAs and be able to choose between multiple breakout sessions depending on what your specific interests are.

May 2, 2017 from 7:15am – 12:45pm at McDermott Will & Emery LLP (The McDermott Building), located at 500 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The First 112 Days: The FAR, E-Commerce, and New Acquisition Priorities.

Please join the Coalition for Government Procurement at our Spring Training Conference on May 11th titled The First 112 Days: The FAR, E-Commerce, and New Acquisition Priorities. We are inviting Matt Lira to be our Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Lira is the Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives, and we have asked him to discuss the Trump Administration’s Management Priorities and Government Reorganization.

After the morning keynote, we will be holding a series of panel discussions focused on:

  • FY 2017 Budget Realities and FY 2018 Opportunities
  • Upcoming Acquisition Reform: A View from the Hill
  • Acquisition Streamlining and the Future of E-Commerce
  • Déjà vu All Over Again:  The Rogers in a Year of Transition

ACI’s 8th Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits, June 12-14 in Arlington, VA

With the Trump Administration poised to greatly increase defense spending and simplify regulation, the opportunities for contractors over the coming years are growing. However, with increasing audit pressure, an ever-changing regulatory landscape, and important new developments such as the DCAA regaining civilian authority and the establishment of a new CAS Board at the DOD, there has never been a more vital time to benchmark and gain updates at ACI’s 8th Annual Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance and Audits.

 

Acquisition Excellence Through Professional Development

Advisory panels and acquisition executives from across Government and industry, for years, have recognized that a critical component of acquisition reform is a commitment to the professional development of the acquisition workforce.  This week, our community witnessed...

Creating Contract Duplication to Reduce Contract Duplication?!

On April 14th, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) issued Solicitation NO. HC1047-17-R-0007, a request for proposals (RFP) seeking to establish 12 multiple award IDIQ contracts for Agency Program Support (APS) services.  The scope of DISA’s APS contracts...

GSA’s MAS Program Authority

A Unique Opportunity to Innovate for the American People A previous blog noted with optimism, the establishment of the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI).  Creation of OAI marks a timely, strategic, and necessary effort to recommend policies and plans...

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