Coalition for Government Procurement

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Industry groups say Trump administration miscalculated burden of Huawei, ZTE ban

    The Coalition for Government Procurement, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Professional Services Council say the interim final rule published Aug. 13 needs some clarity around False Claims Act liability.

  • 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.

  • The impact of GSA’s e-commerce initiative

    David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the legal, policy and market implications of GSA’s Section 846 e-commerce initiative.

  • Section 846: GSA and protecting customer interests

    Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement argued it is important to recognize, however, that, consistent with the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, there are circumstances that necessitate the use of government-unique terms and conditions.

  • DoD’s JEDI: A disturbance in the force

    It has been over one year since this blog discussed the issues associated with the Defense Department’s plan and justification for its single-award of a $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract. DoD’s…

  • Procurement data: Measuring what’s important

    Steven Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at the George Washington University Law School joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the role data plays in the procurement system, including how it is used to effectively measure contract performance.