• An inside look at GSA’s federal marketplace strategy

    GSA Administrator Emily Murphy joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss MAS consolidation, catalog management and other cornerstone initiatives of her agency’s Federal Marketplace Strategy.

  • Management imperatives for schedules consolidation

    Through the strong, coordinated management framework afforded by the single schedule concept, GSA can address contract inconsistencies by providing its acquisition centers and personnel with consistent guidance.

  • ODCs: The nexus between requirements and execution

    Adding Other Direct Costs to the Professional Services Schedule would increase opportunities for agencies to achieve comprehensive services solutions.

  • DHS/FEMA/Amazon deal exposes need for MAS reform

    The Coalition for Government Procurement says its imperative to reform GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.

  • Trends in government contract pricing

    Jeff Clayton, principal at Baker Tilly, discusses the implications of GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting Rule, and the latest trends in government contract pricing for commercial items. August 2, 2016

  • As move to mobile grows, federal workforce adapts to new normal

    The mobile revolution isn’t new to many agencies. Laptops and BlackBerrys have been standard issue for many government executives for the last decade. What is different, however, is the widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers. Both agencies and citizens hold new and more immediate expectations because of these devices, and the government must adapt to this technololgy. In our special report, Gov 3.0: It’s Mobile, Federal News Radio explores how some agencies are meeting the demand internally and externally for mobile devices and apps. The challenge, like any new technology, is ensuring these devices actually help meet mission goals and don’t become just another shiny toy.

  • How to improve the Multiple Award Schedule program

    This week, host Larry Allen talks about this and more with John Howell, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester. July 27, 2010

  • Panel recommendations for GSA

    A. Price Reduction Clause and Task/Delivery Order Competition Recommendation 1. That the GSA Administrator eliminate the Price Reduction Clause from MAS program services contracts and adopt an 803- like approach to compete orders for all…

  • GSA’s Eco-MAS

    The General Services Administration recently created a new Multiple Award Schedule contract vehicle that would help agencies when it comes to energy-management services. The new schedule is designed to help agencies comply with Executive Order…