Happy Thanksgiving!

We depart from our regular blog to acknowledge the Thanksgiving holiday that we celebrate next week. I would like to share with you a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation from 1908. In this proclamation, President Theodore Roosevelt reminds us of our great history, and, in...

Procurement Trick or Treat!

Halloween is upon us, bringing an assortment of ghouls, goblins, and monsters to our front doors, for one of my favorite holiday celebrations. Although, sadly, my children have outgrown the Halloween tradition of dressing-up, I still enjoy the air of spookiness, the...

A New Committee for the Federal Fiscal New Year!

Happy Federal Fiscal New Year! The Coalition wishes everyone in the procurement community a successful Fiscal Year (FY) 2019! As we begin the new year, success for all ultimately will be measured by whether the procurement system is able to deliver best value mission...

Best Value Attributes for the MSPV Program

This week, the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Medical/Surgical Subcommittee presented the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with recommended “Best Value Attributes” for ensuring the delivery of best value healthcare solutions to our nation’s veterans through...

The 5 Pillars of Schedules Modernization

The back-to-school season is upon us here in the Nation’s Capital. As local students are wrapping-up their first week of classes today, it is time to start thinking about the end of summer and the end of the Fiscal Year. The “experienced hands” at gearing-up for a new...