Wishing Everyone a Happy July 4th Weekend!

The Coalition for Government Procurement would like to wish our members and colleagues across the procurement community a very Happy Independence Day! This year, our celebrated July 4th traditions of parades, fireworks, and celebrations with family and friends will be...

Reflections from My Basement…at Mid-Year

As many of you know my home office has been the back porch of our home, sharing it with my office mate and faithful companion, our dog, Larry “Bird” Waldron. With the heat of summer now upon us in Washington, DC, I have been forced inside and, based on a vote of my...

Our Friend, Lenny Loewentritt

It has been exactly one week since our friend, Lenny Loewentritt, passed away after battling cancer. Many of us in the procurement community are still trying to process this sad news. Indeed, the GSA community, current and former employees, is in mourning over the...

Building a More Resilient VA Supply Chain

On June 9, 2020, the Coalition’s President, Roger Waldron, appeared at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss, “Building a More Resilient VA Supply Chain.” Other witnesses included VA representatives Dr. Richard A. Stone, Executive in...

Join the “Summer Lunch and Learn Series” of Webinars

With summer here, we recognize that all of us still operate in a world of social distancing and remote work.  As you continue to innovate and carry on service to Federal customers, the Coalition continues its virtual support to you. To this end, we are implementing...

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. ...