Federal procurement lawyers say the first quarter of the federal fiscal year tends to be among the busiest times of the year as contractors challenge awards and solicitations that came during the previous fourth quarter.
Much progress is being made through GSA’s Schedules Consolidation, Contract Writing System, and Catalog Management initiatives.
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.
Jonathan Aronie, David Douglass and Scott Maberry, partners at Sheppard Mullin, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the firm’s new Organizations Integrity Group, which develops and implements compliance programs for companies and organizations that do business with the government.
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.
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.
Laura Stanton, GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner for category management in the Office of IT Category in the Federal Acquisition Service, said six-to-eight agencies will pilot this approach to small purchases over the next three years.
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.
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.
Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, will leave his position after more than two years to return to the private sector. Julie Dunne will take over as acting FAS commissioner.