The “Unpriced Schedules” – Best in Class

“We need to focus on the new authority we have for unpriced services contracts and incorporate that so that we can really focus on the technical qualifications of vendors and drive down pricing at the task order level when it matters most.” With this...

A Day to Remember

Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them. With this observation, Ronald...

FAR & Beyond: Unpriced Schedule…Now(?)!

This week marks the first in a series of blogs outlining a Commercial Innovation Strategy (CIS) for the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. CIS focuses on reforming the lagging MAS pricing policies that emphasize process, oversight, and audit over...

Saying Thank You

It is Public Service Recognition Week, a time when our nation honors our Federal, State, and local government employees for their unwavering dedication to civil service. It is also National Nurses Week, and Mother’s Day is this weekend. Service comes in many forms. ...

FAS-IG Working Group: Deja Vue All Over Again

This week, Jason Miller’s Reporter’s Notebook highlighted a recent GSA Inspector General (IG) Memorandum regarding potential savings under the Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS) program.  The article focused in large part on the audit process, scope of data reviewed, and...