The Coalition for Government Procurement wrote a letter to GSA asking how they are going to incorporate the White House executive order and DHS’s report on supply chain risk management into the e-commerce platform initiative.
We need to focus on the new authority we have for unpriced services contracts and incorporate that so that we can really focus on the technical qualifications of vendors and drive down pricing at the task order level when it matters most.
A year after a critical inspector report found McKinsey and Company’s prices were 10% higher than originally proposed, GSA decided to end the firm’s schedule contract.
The General Services Administration’s 2GIT $5.5 billion IT services contract is facing its 13th bid protest while its Alliant 2 Small Business contract remains in limbo more than two years after making initial awards.
GSA has an opportunity to take the Multiple Award Schedule program to the next level, bringing 21st-century solutions to the federal customer and reforming a policy that is stuck in the 1980s.
Federal Acquisition Service and the GSA IG formed a working group to improve the value of pre-award audits under the MAS program. Roger Waldron writes why the establishment of the working group is a positive development.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general reviewed new schedule contracts or those being renewed over a three-year period and found the agency may not be getting the price discounts that the government should expect.
Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement says the MAS Consolidation and Catalog Management is a common-sense vision can deliver innovative, best value, commercial solutions to meet customer agency needs.
OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.
The procurement system is the backbone of government operations. In times of crisis, it has been foundational to response and recovery. We are seeing that again today.