Coalition Submits Letter to GSA on Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)
On March 6, the Coalition sent a letter to Sonny Hashmi, Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service in the General Services Administration (GSA), asking for an update on when Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) will become an option across the entire Multiple Award Schedule. Read the letter here.
Coalition Submits Comments on Greenhouse Gas and Climate Risk Rule
On February 13, The Coalition submitted comments on the Federal Government’s proposed rule regarding greenhouse gas disclosure and climate risk, which would add new climate-related reporting requirements for contractors with over 7.5 million dollars in annual Federal sales. We expressed support for the rule’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions disclosure requirements, but recommended that the Government take a different approach to Scope 3 emissions reporting and science-based emissions targets. We also recommended that the Government reduce the rule’s effect on small businesses and that it expand the number of locations companies may publish their climate disclosures. To see the full comments, click here.
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
April 19 – VA NAC Meeting
The Coalition is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a meeting with the VA National Acquisition Center (NAC) on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT in Chicago. Lunch will be provided in the room during registration between 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The annual VA NAC meeting is one of our most popular events for our Healthcare members. VA speakers will include:
- Christopher Parker, Associate Executive Director, Strategic Acquisition Center & Acting Associate Executive Director, National Acquisition Center
- VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Leadership
- VA National Contract Service (NCS) Leadership
The program will cover the latest developments for VA FSS and NCS contracts and will include time to network with leadership of these contracting programs. The agenda will be released soon, as well as the location of the meeting in downtown Chicago. The meeting will be in-person only. To register, click here.
May 2-3 – Spring Training Conference
The beginning of Spring is only a few weeks away, which means that the Coalition’s annual Spring Training Conference is on the horizon! We are pleased to announce that registration is officially open for the 2023 Spring Training Conference – Procurement Watchwords for 2023, which will take place on May 2-3 in Falls Church, Virginia.
Please click here for more details.
Save the Date: November 15-16 – Fall Training Conference
Questions Surrounding MAS FSS Price Analysis…Low Price Regardless of Context (LPRC)
On March 6th, GSA extended to September 30, 2023, Acquisition Letter MV-22-02, Temporary Moratorium of Certain Limitations Contained in Certain GSA Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) Contract Clauses,...
Four Reasons to Register Now for the Spring Training Conference!
We’re less than two months away from the 2023 Spring Training Conference – Procurement Watchwords for 2023, which will take place on May 2-3 in Falls Church, VA! As the date approaches, the...
Announcing the Agenda for the 2023 Spring Training Conference!
As promised in last week’s FAR & Beyond blog, the Coalition is pleased to share the draft agenda for the 2023 Spring Training Conference – Procurement Watchwords for 2023! The two-day training...