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.
Upcoming Events & Meetings
February 1: Small Business Regulation: Year in Review
The Coalition’s Small Business Committee will be hosting a presentation, the Small Business Regulation: Year in Review, on February 1 from 10 am – 12 pm EST. The event will feature a discussion of the changes in regulation such as the updates to the Mentor-Protégé program. The presentation will feature Ken Dodds, Government Contracting Industry Expert at Live Oak Bank, David Black, Partner at Holland & Knight, and Jon Williams, Partner at Piliero Mazza. To register for the event, click here. Please direct any questions to JSnyderwine@thecgp.org.
February 2: The Cost of Security – Cost Accounting Considerations for CMMC
February 16: False Claims Act Enforcement in 2023: Key Developments and Risk Mitigation Strategies
The risks of exposure to damages and penalties under the civil False Claims Act (FCA) present recurring challenges for government contractors. For this presentation on False Claims Act Enforcement in 2023: Key Developments and Risk Mitigation Strategies, the Coalition is pleased to host Perkins Coie LLP Partners Alexander Canizares and Barak Cohen on February 16 from 12 – 1 pm EST, who will provide a practical overview of key considerations for government contractors related to the FCA, trends in FCA enforcement, and how to manage effectively risks related to whistleblower allegations and qui tam lawsuits.
Among other things, Alex and Barak will address:
- DOJ’s FCA enforcement priorities;
- Key takeaways from DOJ’s FY 2022 statistics for FCA settlements and judgments;
- FCA developments before the Supreme Court and their implications for contractors;
- emerging issues related to the FCA and cybersecurity;
- FCA risks and private equity; and
- Recent cases involving small business programs and Paycheck Protection Program loans.
To register for the webinar, click here.
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