Coalition for Government Procurement

  • An expert’s take on the federal market

    This week on Off the Shelf, Alan Thomas, excecutive vice president for special projects at Trowbridge and former commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service, joined host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of MAS consolidation, eCommerce and the state of the federal market.

  • The future of the healthcare federal supply schedules

    In January, GAO released a report examining the current state of the non-pharmaceutical Federal Supply Schedules, and making 11 recommendations.

  • Change is hard vs. real problems: The tale of the beta.sam.gov portal

    The General Services Administration says the number of help desk calls about the beta.sam.gov website is at or below the levels that came in for the old site. Some contractors, however, say the new site continues to struggle and remains frustrating to many.

  • The state of small business contracting

    Ken Dodds, government contracting industry expert at Live Oak Bank, and David Black, partner and co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Government Contracts Group, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss category management, Best-In-Class contracts, and the state of federal small business contracting.

  • An update on VA’s supply chain modernization

    Karen Brazell and Angela Billups with the Department of Veterans Affairs join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the VA’s VALOR initiative, and give an update on the agency’s supply chain modernization.

  • Current trends in cybersecurity

    John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, joins host Roger Waldron to data security and the current cyber trends across the federal market.

  • The top procurement developments of 2019

     Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Off the Shelf’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. This week, Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, joins Off the Shelf, and provides his…

  • Procurement 2019: The year that was

    Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss schedules consolidation, eCommerce and the state of the federal procurement system.

  • E-Commerce, the integrity of the market and mixed messages

    At its core, a Jan. 31 executive order seeks to fundamentally address the integrity of the supply chain and e-commerce. Among the potential measures to be employed against entities that facilitate counterfeit trafficking is suspension and debarment from federal procurement.

  • GSA clearing path for ‘pay by the drink’ cloud-buying model

    The General Services Administration’s senior procurement executive Jeff Koses sent to industry for comments a draft acquisition letter detailing how buying consumption based cloud services could work.