Category: MAS Pricing Policy

Lessons from the Frontline: the MAS Program as a Market Facilitator Not a Market Manager

On May 15, 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held an industry day focused on the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.  The

Make the Multiple Award Schedules Great…Again!

Over the years, the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program has been the leading federal market facilitator, bringing together commercial firms (small, medium, and large) and customer agencies. The MAS

Common Sense Procurement Resolutions for 2017

Last week’s blog took a detour to focus on the Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program.  This week’s blog, as promised, follows up on the January 5,

An Invitation to Recommend Performance Measures for TDR

This week, I attended the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s event focusing on economic policy and the coming Presidential Transition.  Entitled, “How Would Clinton and Trump Manage Our Money?

One Step Closer ODCs on the Multiple Award Schedule Program!

Yesterday, via posting for advance review on the Federal Register Public Inspection site, GSA announced that it had issued a proposed General Services Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) rule to incorporate Order

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

The Dog Days of Summer

  The Dog Days of Summer typically see a slow-down in the procurement policy world.  Not this year!  Since Memorial Day, we have seen the issuance of the GSAR Commercial

The Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Rule: Is a competitive, unpriced schedule just around the corner?

  Last week’s FAR & Beyond blog noted that GSA’s TDR rule raises significant policy and operational questions.   This week’s blog examines whether the TDR rule moves the Federal Supply

The Transactional Data Reporting Rule-Some Quick Highlights and Next Steps

Yesterday the General Services Administration (GSA) published the final rule implementing Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) for GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and other Governmentwide Indefinite-Delivery,