Category: FAR & Beyond Blog

What is the Trajectory of the ASCEND BPA?

Last month, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) issued a draft Request for Quotes (RFQ) for the proposed governmentwide ASCEND Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for cloud services. The RFQ included a

Swinging for a Cause: Supporting Veterans Through Our Charity Golf Tournament

Get ready to tee off at the Coalition’s 11th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament, with registration now officially open! This year’s tournament is set for August 21 and

Memorial Day: A Time of Remembering

This weekend, we mark the annual celebration of Memorial Day.  Officially first recognized in 1868, it originally was referred to as Decoration Day (those of a certain age might remember

The Benefits of “Best Value” for Small Businesses in the Federal Market

As discussed previously 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 authority for the Federal

Thank You for a Successful Spring Training Conference!

The Coalition for Government Procurement would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in this week’s Spring Training Conference – What is Fair and Reasonable, Part 2: Let’s Continue the

The Unintended Consequences of Policy and Data Overreach

No discussion of the effective administration of Federal procurement can ignore the reality that the Executive Branch and Congress have leveraged the procurement system to affect important social policy goals.

See You in Two Weeks at the Spring Training Conference!

As May draws closer, anticipation builds for the annual Spring Training Conference taking place in less than two weeks on May 8 – 9 at the Fairview Park Marriott in

Procurement Flow-downs Can’t be One-sided!   

Flow-down requirements are a unique, yet ubiquitous, feature of the federal acquisition system. Flow-down requirements impact prime contractors, subcontractors, customer agencies, contracting activities, and contracting officers.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation

Announcing the 2023 Excellence in Partnership Award Recipients!

The Coalition for Government Procurement is thrilled to announce the 2023 recipients of the Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards! Established to spotlight excellence and innovation in the Federal procurement landscape,

Happy 40th Birthday to the FAR, but has it Gone too FAR?

April 1, 2024, marked the 40th birthday of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  No one can question the need for a regulation implementing procurement law and providing guidance to tens of