Category: Contract Compliance

GAO Out of Order: Options on Orders and the Impact of the AllWorld Bid Protest Decision.

Over the years, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) bid protest decisions have had a profound impact on the procurement system.  GAO’s authority to hear protests regarding alleged violations of law

A Tipping Point For Our Procurement System?

  Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of summer, a last free weekend to kick back and enjoy the sun, beach, and a barbecue before the busy school year

Questions to GSA on the TDR Pilot

  This week, the focus of this blog returns to GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule.  The transition from compliance with GSA’s current pricing policies to TDR is a major

Compliance Training on St. Patrick’s Day

Given the highly complex and, at times, costly nature of regulatory compliance, audits, and oversight, the Coalition is committed to providing member firms with the latest information and highest quality

Launch of the New Pricing and Regulatory Compliance Oversight Committee!

Last week the Coalition hosted a Regulatory Compliance Training Forum, Labor Contract Compliances: The world according the Department of Labor. The training event covered the Service Contract Act, the Davis

New Pricing and Regulatory Compliance Oversight Committee

On July 16th at the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce offices in Tysons, the Coalition will be launching a new Pricing and Regulatory Compliance Oversight Committee (the PRCO).  Pricing and audit

How to Know if a CAV is an Audit?

The Federal Acquisition Service’s (FAS’s) Customer Assistance Visits (CAVs):  How to know if a CAV is an audit? If the authority cited for the CAV is an audit clause; if

Thoughts on “Evergreen” Contracting

As promised, some thoughts on “Evergreen” contracting.  The original concept behind “Evergreen” contracting at GSA was to establish Multiple Award Schedule contracts that were not limited by a contract term. 

DPAP Asks for Industry Input on 400 DFARS Requirements

Wednesday night brought 14 inches of snow—significantly more than predicted! (Gee, how did that happen?)  I spent Thursday morning shoveling the driveway and sidewalk.  Everything is closed.  The streets are

Thought No. 13: Oversight of the procurement system—is there balance?

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!    As the end of the year approaches, it is time to finish the “Thirteen Thoughts for 2013.”  On January 14th of this year,