A Welcome Step Toward Reaffirming Partnership

Readers of the Friday Flash will recall the blog, “Transparency: Even the Simple Things are Important,” that appeared in this space just before the holidays. In that blog, we noted, with surprise, the sudden and unannounced disappearance of GSA’s online staff...

Unpriced Schedules: Now More Than Ever

Coalition members have been strong supporters of unpriced an Schedule, and, over time, their position has become the consensus view in this community.  A testament to this fact is the enactment of Section 876 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization...

Happy Holidays from the Coalition!

From our family to yours, happy holidays from the Coalition for Government Procurement! We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and we look forward to working with you another year in the Federal market. From, Roger, Tom, Aubrey, Matt, Heather, Rob,...

Transparency: Even the Simple Things are Important

In the fall of 2017, during her confirmation hearing, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy articulated key priorities for the agency should she be confirmed to lead it.  Among those priorities, she asserted a commitment to improving transparency.  Specifically, she said,...

The Key PRC Issue: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

At this year’s Fall Training Conference, Coalition members had the unique opportunity to hear from Administrator Emily Murphy about GSA’s 70th year Anniversary and how the agency is working to modernize its contracting programs, like the GSA Schedules.  Much progress...

Happy Thanksgiving from the Coalition!

Dear Members, As we do every year, the Coalition takes out time from our regular blog to recognize the Thanksgiving holiday that we celebrate this week. To that end, I wanted to share with you a couple quotes that capture the meaning of this holiday from A Charlie...

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...