Coalition President Roger Waldron Discusses TDR on The Daily Scoop Podcast
Coalition President Roger Waldron appeared on The Daily Scoop Podcast to discuss why he thinks Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) is a logical next step for the Multiple Award Schedule program. To listen to the full podcast, click here.
Coalition Submits Comments on Transactional Data Reporting
The Coalition has submitted comments in response to GSA’s Federal Register notice requesting public input on an extension of the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot. Informed by the results we received from our survey on TDR last month, we express support for the continuation of the TDR pilot as an option for all Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractors. The Coalition supports the introduction of TDR as an option for its ability to improve supply chain resilience, provide price transparency, and promote policy objectives, like sustainable acquisition. In addition, the Coalition expresses support for the development of further training and policy surrounding the program.
OMB Publishes Update Regarding EO 14042 Implementation
On October 14, OMB and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published a new notice regarding EO 14042: Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors on the Task Force’s website. In the notice, OMB and the Task Force announced that they plan to release at least 3 guidance documents for contractors due to the narrowing of the nationwide injunction.
Coalition Submits Comments on GSA ANPR on Single-Use Plastics and Packaging
On September 6, the Coalition submitted comments in response to the General Services Administration’s ANPR regarding single-use plastics and packaging. The Coalition provided six recommendations to GSA as it pursues the reduction of unnecessary single-use plastic in Federal procurement. The full comments can be accessed here.
Coalition Sends Letter to FAS Commissioner on Inflation
The Coalition has published a letter to Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner Sonny Hashmi on the ongoing challenges with inflation and the processing of Economic Price Adjustments. The letter can been accessed here.
VA Posts MSPV Gen-Z V1 Distribution and Supply Management Draft RFP
On September 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued the MSPV Gen-Z V1 Distribution and Supply Management Draft Request for Proposals (RFP). The VA is seeking feedback on content of the solicitation, the scope of work that will affect the solicitation process, and material issues with the Statement of Work. Responses to the RFP are due no later than 5 pm ET on September 14, 2022.
Coalition Submits Comments on CMMC Assessment Process (CAP)
The CMMC Advisory Board (AB) released a pre-decisional draft of the CMMC Assessment Process (CAP) for Level 2 for public comment. The CAP is designed to be used by CMMC Third Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs) and organizations seeking certification (OSCs). On August 25, the Coalition submitted comments in response to the AB’s pre-decisional draft. The Coalition’s comments can be viewed here.
VA OIG Finds that Flaws in the EHR Rollout Led to 149 Cases of Patient Harm
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) published a review of the new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to assess concerns over patient safety. In the report, the VA OIG detailed the mystery queue, an unknown location that approximately 10,000 records were mistakenly sent to.
GSA Renames OASIS Follow-on Contract “OASIS+”
At the Coalition’s Spring Training Conference, Deputy FAS Commissioner Tom Howder announced that GSA has rebranded its OASIS follow-on Government-wide contract vehicle as OASIS Plus (OASIS+). More details on the contract can be found here in a blog post by Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner of GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories.
VA Releases “Pathfinder” Website
In early May, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a new website for companies interested in doing business with them. The new site, called “Pathfinder,” will help companies find opportunities with the VA and submit their innovative ideas to the VA for possible co-development. To visit Pathfinder, visit http://veteransaffairsnavigator.com/v2/.
Recommendations for GSA’s Next Iteration Commercial Platforms Initiative
On April 15, the Coalition submitted comments in response to GSA’s Commercial Platforms Initiative (CPI) RFI. We recommend testing the three e-commerce models identified by GSA, consistent with Section 853 of the FY22 NDAA, in order to meet the agency’s goal to increase industry participation.
Upcoming Events & Meetings
December 15: Off the Shelf: Live and In-Person!
Celebrate the holiday season with the Coalition for Government Procurement! The Coalition cordially invites our members to join us on the evening of December 15 at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner for a complimentary holiday gathering to commemorate the past year and toast to the new one ahead! Enjoy food, beverages, and the company of friends and colleagues during this cheerful event. Not only will there be great conversation, but also a special live and in-person episode of President Roger Waldron’s Off the Shelf podcast! Off the Shelf, aired on Federal News Network, covers the latest and most pressing issues in federal procurement with guests from both government and industry. Roger will be joined by Bill Gormley, President of the Gormley Group, Brian Friel, Co-Founder of BD Squared, and Tim Cook, Executive Director of the Center for Procurement Advocacy, for a live discussion on the state of governmentwide contracting and key legislative developments affecting procurement policy. Don’t miss out on the chance to hear from these recognized experts and join in on the discussion with your questions. We hope that you will join us for this special holiday occasion that will be equally educational and lively!
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