GSA implemented a government-wide e-commerce program pursuant to Section 846 of the 2018 NDAA which is rooted in non-compliance with the Trade Agreements Act, the Buy American Act, and various socioeconomic laws.
Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement says raising the Micro-Purchase Threshold from $10,000 to $25,000 for purchases through the Section 846 pilot could expand the market by billions.
The General Services Administration sent its implementation plan to Congress on Thursday for how it plans to meet the requirements of Section 846 or the commercial buying initiative.
At least in the beginning, GSA will limit commercial marketplaces to the micropurchase threshold. But officials said industry input shaped their thinking up to this point, and encouraged more.
The 2019 Defense Authorization bill includes a host of acquisition changes that impact both DoD and the government more broadly.
Angela Styles, partner at Bracewell LLP, Jonathan Aronie, partner at Sheppard Mullin LLP, and Jon Etherton, president of Etherton & Associates, Inc., join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the GSA’s Section 846 Implementation Plan. July 17, 2018
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss GSA’s Section 846 implementation plan, including the potential implications of the proposed increase in the Micro-Purchase Threshold. June 5, 2018
What are key acquisition policy highlights in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act? Find out when Etherton and Associates President Jon Etherton and Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. May 28, 2018
Industry associations’ concerns grow about e-commerce portal with language in the 2019 Defense Authorization bill.
With a short, 90-day deadline for production of GSA’s e-Commerce Implementation Plan, it is understandable that there are inevitable gaps in the plan’s information and analysis.