GSA, OMB embrace Congressional enthusiasm for commercial e-commerce portals, but say several more legal changes are needed to bring the plan to fruition.
A regulatory change by GSA now lets agencies use the Federal Supply Schedule to pay for order level materials that aren't, themselves, part of the Schedules program.
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration has finalized a major change to its Federal Supply Schedules allowing the purchase of incidental materials.
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
The General Services Administration is proposing to change the multiple award schedules program to allow agencies to have task orders that allow for other direct costs (ODCs).
Jason Workmaster, of counsel with Covington & Burling LLP, provides an update on significant bid protests, contract disputes and regulatory changes affecting government contractors. June 14, 2016
Bill Woods, director with the Acquisition and Sourcing Management team at the US Government Accountability Office, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss GAO's mission, structure and operations. January 26, 2016
A system that seeks to drive down pricing through constant comparison of individual transactions leads to a downward or death spiral in pricing that is inconsistent with the dynamics of the commercial marketplace, acquisition expert Roger Waldron says in a new commentary about the proposed rule.
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Bill Gormley, chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement will discuss ways to save money and improve efficiences when it comes to procurement. September 25, 2012(Encore presentation October 16, 2012)
David Dowd, Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses the new competition requirements agencies must follow when placing orders exceeding $150,000. March 22, 2011