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...

On the “FAST 2020” Track to Training and Dialogue!

This week, GSA announced that registration for the Federal Acquisition Service Training Conference (“FAST 2020”) will open on September 4, 2019, at noon EDT.  FAST 2020 will be held in Atlanta on April 14-16, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center.   FAST 2020 is...

A Beautiful Day for a Wonderful Cause

  Thank you to everyone who joined us this week for the 7th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament at the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Course. For the past seven years, the Coalition for Government Procurement has had the distinct privilege of...

Support Our Vets with a Fun Day of Golf!

We are less than two weeks away from one of my favorite days of the year – the Coalition’s 7th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place at the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD on August 21st. The Coalition hosts this charity...

Section 846: GSA & Protecting Customer Interests

The Coalition for Government Procurement (the Coalition) has long supported common-sense solutions to streamline federal procurement processes, modernize procurement policies, and utilize commercial practices to the maximum extent practicable. It is important to...

DoD’s JEDI: A Disturbance in the Force

It has been over one year since this blog discussed the issues associated with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) plan and justification for its single-award of a $10 Billion Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract. DoD’s approach raised, and...

Section 846 – Limiting the “e-Commerce” Universe

Earlier this month, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for its initial Proof of Concept (POC) to implement Section 846 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Although the draft...