Veterans Day: Reminding Us of Our Higher Calling

More than a sales event or a day off, Veterans Day provides our nation with an annual opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of those called into service in our nation’s armed conflicts. It also prompts us to contemplate our higher calling as citizens in...

Announcing the 2019 Excellence in Partnership Honorees!

The Coalition for Government Procurement (the Coalition) is excited to announce the 2019 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Honorees! The EIPs were developed 18 years ago to honor individuals and organizations in the acquisition community that have made significant...

Member Support: Your Coalition at Work

Over the past few weeks, the Coalition for Government Procurement has been keeping pace with the dynamic changes underway in the federal market.  We have held key inaugural meetings, responded to a number of critical requests for comment, and scheduled important...

GSA’s Section 846 CPI: Accessing the Possibilities

Since the inception of the Section 846 e-commerce effort, Coalition members have emphasized the importance of accounting for security, market integrity, transparency, process credibility, and compliance with the law in the development of a commercial e-commerce...

Common Sense Procurement for the Common Good

Members will note our tag line for the conference this year: “Common Sense Procurement for the Common Good.”  From the Coalition’s perspective, we believe that this theme provides some much-needed centering at a time of increased churn.  Certainly, from a business...

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...