Other Transaction Authority: A Tool in the Toolbox

Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a five-year, $950 million award to REAN Cloud to provide cloud adoption services to DoD agencies. DoD utilized its Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for the $950 million award as a follow-on to what was originally an...

Order Level Materials: The Next Steps

As you know, two weeks ago, GSA released its final Order Level Materials (OLM) rule, also known as the “ODC” rule.  It is a significant milestone in GSA’s efforts to further enhance the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program to deliver best value commercial solutions...

Urban Myths: Are GSA’s Prices Fair and Reasonable?

Over the years, some have questioned whether GSA Schedule prices are fair and reasonable, and such concerns have led to GSA launching efforts, such as Transactional Data Reporting and horizontal pricing analysis, to demonstrate that it is dedicated to offering its...

Strategic Principles for the e-Commerce Platform Pilot

Earlier this week, the Coalition’s e-Commerce Working Group submitted written comments in response to the General Services Administration’s (GSA) December 15, 2017 notice, which solicited feedback regarding an e-Commerce pilot required by Section 846 of the Fiscal...

Contractor Resources for Government Shutdown

The Coalition for Government Procurement has compiled a list of resources to help contractors navigate the Government shutdown until Congress and the White House are able to agree to a funding deal to reopen the Government.   FAR & Beyond Blog, “A Government...

Happy Holidays & Thank You

Thank you to all the Coalition members for your strong support in 2017! In a year of continuing change, the transition to a new Administration provided an opportunity for a renewed focus on government-wide procurement policy, commercial item contracting, and...