GSA schedule

  • The ‘unpriced schedules’ – best in class

    We need to focus on the new authority we have for unpriced services contracts and incorporate that so that we can really focus on the technical qualifications of vendors and drive down pricing at the task order level when it matters most.

  • E-commerce: The rest of the story

    This column was originally published on Roger Waldron’s blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the author. As promised last week, this blog addresses the recent hearing before the House…

  • 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.

  • Navigating the changes in federal acquisition

    This week on Amtower Off Center, Joshua Frank, managing partner of RSM Federal joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of consolidated schedules, category management and how to get ahead of the bidding process.

  • Unpriced schedules: Now more than ever

    The Coalition for Government Procurement has been a strong supporter of an unpriced schedule in the name of efficiency.

  • Transparency: Even the simple things are important

    Given GSA Administrator Emily Murphy’s goal of transparency, the Coalition for Government Procurement says it was surprised by the recent disappearance of GSA’s online staff directory from the agency’s website.

  • The Key PRC Issue: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?

    Much progress is being made through GSA’s Schedules Consolidation, Contract Writing System, and Catalog Management initiatives.

  • GSA’s schedule consolidation — what you need to know

    Larry Allen, the managing director of the Federal Market Access Group at BDO USA, outlines some initial concerns that contractors should be aware of as GSA consolidates 24 schedule contracts to one.

  • 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.

  • GSA, DoD kick off first test with new streamlined acquisition approach

    The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration released details about program and policies that outline the future of major acquisition efforts.