Category: Federal Supply Schedule

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,

ODCs and the Multiple Award Schedule program

This week’s comment was to focus on five steps to improve requirements development and procurement outcomes for the American people.  It will have to wait till December.  A recent article

Some Thoughts on Strategic Sourcing

As you know, the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program and the IT GWACs (GSA, NASA and NIH) are strategic platforms that leverage the government’s acquisition resources through streamlined competitions for

Increasing GSA’s Market Share

Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner Tom Sharpe’s goal is to increase FAS’s share of the federal procurement market.  At the heart of this effort is ensuring FAS provides sound, effective

Comments on the Coalition’s Released MAS Pricing Policy White Paper

On Monday the Coalition provided the Federal Acquisition Service’s (FAS’s) Office of Acquisition Management with our white paper, “GSA Multiple Award Schedule Pricing: Recommendations to Embrace Regulatory and Commercial Market Changes.” The Coalition

Fall 2013 at The Coalition for Government Procurement

The Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall and the school year.  The Coalition hopes that everyone had a wonderful summer! This week also

“The Future Remains Now!”

Last week the General Services Administration (GSA) announced its Demand Based Model for the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) program.   Under the Demand Based Model GSA will close some schedules for

“The Future is Now”

In thinking about the Next Generation Schedules initiative, I am reminded of Redskins Coach George Allen’s famous quote “The future is now.”   The time for the Next Generation Schedules is NOW.