Category: Rules and Regulations

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

Transactional Data Reporting (TDR): A Customary Commercial Practice?

Transactional Data Reporting (TDR): A customary commercial practice? This blog marks the first in a series of blogs focusing on the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule. 

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,

Job One for the New Technology Transformation Service: The Transactional Data Transformation Project.

This week, Administrator Denise Turner Roth announced the creation of a third service, the Technology Transformation Service (TTS), joining GSA’s other two services, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and the

“Bringing the Government’s Data:” An alternative approach to transactional data reporting.

  As promised in last week’s FAR & Beyond, this week, the focus is on the challenges and opportunities associated with the management of transactional data. Last spring, GSA published

Transforming the Federal Marketplace: Reflection at Year One

Anniversaries are a time of reflection, evaluation, and motivation. Indeed, in just a few short weeks one of our most significant anniversaries will be upon us, New Year’s Day. Each

The Commercial Supplier Agreement: An Update

As you know, on September 30th the Coalition sent a letter to GSA regarding the recent class deviation addressing commercial supplier agreement (CSA) terms that conflict or are incompatible with

The FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (the NDAA): A Turning Point in Acquisition Reform.

With the Senate’s passage of the NDAA this week, we are approaching the finish line for this critical piece of legislation. This conference agreement undertakes needed reform, and the process

Innovation and Commercial Items: A National Security Imperative.

As students return to school and Congress returns to Capitol Hill, there is a feeling of anticipation in the air. Some might attribute this feeling to the autumnal equinox arriving

The Status of Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms Under GSA Contracts

 On July 31st, GSA issued a Class Deviation to “mitigate the legal risk of incorporating into GSA contracts common Commercial Supplier Agreement (CSA) terms and conditions that conflict with or