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. ...

FAS-IG Working Group: Deja Vue All Over Again

This week, Jason Miller’s Reporter’s Notebook highlighted a recent GSA Inspector General (IG) Memorandum regarding potential savings under the Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS) program.  The article focused in large part on the audit process, scope of data reviewed, and...

Reflections from My Back Porch

It has now been a little over a month since the Coalition staff started working from home.  At times, the logistics have been challenging, but I am very grateful and proud of what the team has accomplished to keep you all informed regarding the government’s response...

e-Commerce Fundamentals and the Future

On April 1st, GSA announced a delay in the anticipated contract award date under the e-marketplace solicitation. GSA explained that “resources have shifted to support the COVID-19 response, and we are having to prioritize certain activities to support the immediate...

Coming Together by Staying Apart

In recent days, I have been trying to find a personal frame of reference for what our nation is experiencing today, and I am drawn to what we experienced in the Fall of 2001.  Nineteen years ago, I was a GSA employee, working for the Federal Supply Service on the...