• E-commerce: Another reminder of the need for reflection

    Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement pondered a law professor’s denied request by GAO for documents in Overstock.com’s pending protest over GSA’s e-marketplace procurement.

  • The danger in GSA’s online marketplaces

    The General Services Administration’s multiple-award schedule contracts generate about $45 billion in annual sales. The challenge will be to build portals, not flea markets.

  • 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.

  • 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.