Happy Fourth of July!

This week, in honor of the Fourth of July holiday, I would like to highlight the Declaration of Independence. As many of you know, throughout the 1760s and 1770s, tensions between the North American Colonies and the British Empire were on the rise, as colonists took...

The PRC – Opportunity Continues to Knock

On May 28, the General Services Administration (GSA) published a notice in the Federal Register seeking input from industry regarding the extension of General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) clauses 552.216-75, “Transactional Data Reporting,” and...

See You at Whiskey Creek on August 21st

In January of 2013, Joseph P. Caggiano passed away suddenly at the young age of 48. For the Coalition family, Joe was far more than just a Board Member. He was a caring husband, loving father, and a dear friend to all that knew him. Over the course of his 25-year...

Section 846 Implementation – Seizing the Opportunity

With the Office of Management and Budget’s/General Services Administration’s (OMB/GSA) release of the Phase II Report, it is apparent that, although stakeholders share the goal of leveraging commercial practices to the maximum extent practicable, they disagree how...

Delivering Best-Value…FAST!

During the Coalition’s Spring Training Conference last week, Emily Murphy, the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), announced that the agency will be hosting a Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference on April 14-16, 2020 in...

A Successful and Informative 2019 Spring Training Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the Coalition’s 2019 Spring Training Conference, The Federal Marketplace Initiative. It has been an eventful year for the Federal procurement community, from the continued implementation of the Section 846 e-Commerce pilot, to the...

VA & GSA: Opportunities to Support Veterans

In 1960, the General Services Administration (GSA) delegated the management and operation of the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) for medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA FSS program and its contractors...

Spring Training Conference – Emily Murphy Confirmed!

Welcome to the month of May – that means it’s time for the Kentucky Derby, the Indianapolis 500, and even more importantly, the Coalition’s Spring Training Conference! This year’s theme is The Federal Marketplace Initiative and we will once again be back at the...