Tag: BPA

Revisited: Unintended Consequences of the FAR 8.4 Rewrite

This week’s topic is the “Unintended Consequences of the FAR 8.4 Rewrite.”  Simply put, the rewrite removed a strategic acquisition tool, single award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), from customer agency procurement tool

The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) Second Generation Office Supplies (OS2) Dashboard: The check engine light is on!

  The Coalition welcomes the FSSI OS2 Dashboard as a positive step in improving transparency. The dashboard responds to public requests for more information regarding OS2 including information about pricing,

The multiple-award double standard

For this week’s comment I wanted to share with you another blog post that was first published on the Federal Times’ Acquisition Blog (www.federaltimes.com): The multiple-award double standard On March 13,2014, Defense Procurement

Revisited: Impact of the Price Reduction Clause

Here in DC it has been cold and snowy—and parents across the region are wondering if school is going to last through July 4th given all the cancellations. It seems

Enhancing GSA, Supplier Relationships

Guest Blogger: Carolyn Alston, Executive Vice President and General Counsel I read with interest Steve Kempf’s, testimony before the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce.  Kempf, who is GSA’s