Category: Other Direct Costs (ODC)

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

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

GSA’s Making It Easier Campaign and Opportunities for Additional FSS Reform

  On April 6th, GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth launched the ”Making it Easier” (MIE) campaign,  a series of new contracting initiatives designed to streamline and simply the Federal Supply

President Obama, ODCs and the PRC!

President Obama recently received a briefing from GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) on category management and the Common Acquisition Platform (CAP).  The briefing is a very significant symbol of GSA’s

GSA Schedules Modernization and the Professional Services Schedule Consolidation InitiativePresi

As you know, GSA is undertaking an initiative to modernize the GSA Schedules Program.  GSA has contracted with the Mitre Corporation to conduct a “white space” study of the GSA

The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement (aka the “Open Dialogue”). An opportunity to jump start acquisition reform??

  In April 2014, the National Dialogue was launched by the Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) Council in conjunction with the FAR Council, the Chief Information Officers Council, the General Services

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

“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.