Articles by Roger Waldron

  • An update on MAS consolidation

    Stephanie Shutt, director of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Federal Acquisition Service’s MAS consolidation initiative.

  • Emerging trends in the healthcare market

    Rick Suarez, senior vice president of US Market Access at AstraZeneca, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss how the healthcare market is being impacted by the growing trend towards value-based arrangements and payments for pharma contracts.

  • Nonmanufacturer rule waiver and set-asides: An unintended consequence for domestic manufacturers

    This column was originally published on Roger Waldron’s blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the author. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), “[t]he federal government prefers to contract…

  • Artificial Intelligence & DoD

    The Artificial Intelligence (AI) team at Booz Allen Hamilton joinS host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf for a wide ranging discussion of how the Department of Defense is using AI and machine learning to support its mission.

  • GSA’s Section 846 CPI: Accessing the possibilities

    With GSA’s release of the Commercial Platform Initiative solicitation, the Coalition for Government Procurement believes that the prudent implementation of e-commerce is a worthy endeavor.

  • An update on the 2020 NDAA

    Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Sheld to discuss supply chain risk management, agile software development and the policy highlights of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

  • A deeper look at GSA’s MAS consolidation

    Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group and chair of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule consolidation, when he joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf.

  • Schedules consolidation: Congratulations — phase I and the end of the beginning!

    Next Tuesday, Oct. 1, marks the beginning of a new era for the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule program. On that date, Phase I of MAS Consolidation will end with the issuance of a…

  • The long hot procurement summer

    Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf for a wide ranging discussion of this summers top procurement stories.

  • Bid protests: An analysis of recent decisions

    Jason Workmaster from Miller & Chevalier, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss recent bid protest decisions on JEDI and LOGCAP V, and what schedules consolidation would mean for contractors.

  • A restraint by any other name would be as onerous

    Although the government cannot be sued under the Sherman Act for its actions that restrain trade, that doesn’t mitigate the harm caused, as in the case of the Price Reduction Clause.

  • An update on the 2019 NDAA

    Tom Sisti, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act and the implementation of the Section 846 eCommerce initiative.

  • On the FAST 2020 track to training and dialogue

    FAST 2020 is GSA’s national training conference where hundreds of accredited training hours will be available to government employees at no charge.

  • Section 889 meets Section 846: Challenges remain but so do opportunities

    This week, the FAR Council issued an interim rule implementing a piece of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, prohibits contracting for certain telecommunications and video surveillance services from some Chinese entities or affiliates — or those found to be connected to China.