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As we approach the end of July here is a word association blog post regarding the federal procurement system.  The word associations below are based on observations, comments and feedback we have received from throughout the procurement community.  The word associations are intended to spark a Myth-Busters discussion regarding the strategic direction of the federal […]

It is the first week of March and with spring right around the corner, the blog is taking a break from the “Thirteen Thoughts for 2013” to focus on the Coalition for Government Procurement’s 2013 Spring Calendar of Events.  We are committed to “continuing the dialogue” with procurement leaders across the Federal Government on challenges, issues […]

Guest Bloggers: Louis Victorino, Partner, Sheppard Mullin and Jonathan Aronie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin (originally published in the San Diego Business Journal) It has been noted, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  In the world of Government Contracts Law, however, the more things change, the more the phone rings.  And while we’re only […]

Opportunities That Mean Jobs

December 10th, 2012

This week the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum “Improving Acquisition through Strategic Sourcing.”  The memorandum establishes a new Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council (SSLC) and directs each of the 24 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Act agencies to designate a Strategic Sourcing Accountable Official (SSAO).  The SSAO is to have the authority to coordinate each […]

Continuing the Dialogue

November 19th, 2012

Guest Blogger: Aubrey Woolley, Manager of Policy, The Coalition for Government Procurement The Coalition’s Annual Fall Training Conference provides an opportunity for government and industry leaders to address the latest in Federal procurement and work together towards a more efficient and effective procurement system for the benefit of the American taxpayer.  This year’s conference, Continuing the […]

As you know, putting “commercial” back into commercial item contracting is one of the Coalition members’ top priorities. Over the last decade the procurement community has seen a significant growth in the imposition of government unique requirements on the procurement of commercial services and products.  This retreat from commercial item contracting increases costs, reduces competition, […]

Top Coalition Priorities for 2012

December 16th, 2011

Here are our current “Top Five” issues that have a direct impact on our members that we will continue to address in 2012. Other Direct Costs (ODC). Developing an efficient, effective and accountable contract mechanism for including ODCs and materials on GSA MAS service contracts is vital to providing best value, comprehensive solutions to customer […]

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