Category: FAR & Beyond Blog

Thank You to This Week’s Training Participants!

This week, the Coalition for Government Procurement held two important training courses for our members – MAS Basic Training: The Nuts & Bolts and GSA and VA Schedule Contracting Training for In-House Counsel. 

What Would Best Value Mean for the Schedule?

As discussed two weeks ago in this FAR and Beyond blog, the General Services Administration (GSA) has proposed to amend the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) of 1984 to adjust the statutory

 Join our 2024 MAS Basic Training and GSA and VA Schedule Contract Training for In-House Counsel Courses!

The Coalition has hit the ground running in 2024 with a multitude of webinars, trainings, and committee meetings, but perhaps none excite us more than bringing back our MAS Basic Training:

Providing Best Value Through the Multiple Award Schedule

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the codification of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program in the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) (it’s a ruby anniversary

OMB Memo on Increasing Small Business Participation on Multiple-Award Contracts

On January 25, 2024, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memo to Chief Acquisition Officers and Senior Procurement Executives that encourages procuring agencies to apply the small business rule

Protecting the Supply Chain and National Security

For decades, we have recognized the national security implications of our reliance on overseas raw materials and supplies. These implications have prompted a growing recognition that our nation needs a

What is Fair and Reasonable: How Many Clauses Are Enough for a Commercial Item Contract?

On November 17, 2023, DoD issued for public comment Proposed Rule, DFARS Case 2018-D074, Inapplicability of Additional Defense-Unique Laws and Certain Non-Statutory DFARS Clauses to Commercial Item Contracts (the “Proposed

What is Fair and Reasonable: GSA’s Proposed Economic Price Adjustment Clause 

On November 16, 2023, GSA issued a proposed rule updating the General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) Federal Supply Schedule Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) clauses. The rule proposes to remove “certain economic price adjustment

Welcome to a Very Busy New Year in Federal Contracting!

With the start of the New Year, The Coalition for Government Procurement’s commitment to addressing crucial procurement issues remains steadfast. As we begin 2024, the first two months promise to

Wishing You Joyful Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

The Coalition for Government Procurement wishes you a joyful holiday season! As the year draws to an end, we hope that you are able to relax and enjoy this special