As part of the series GSA @ 70: Mission Evolved, Alan Thomas, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Network about several ongoing initiatives that will change the agency’s internal processes.
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.
The General Services Administration has taken a series of steps to streamline the Multiple Award Schedule processes and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the MAS program.
The Coalition for Government Procurement supports GSA’s decision to hold an e-commerce industry day next week to discuss the future of the Multiple Award Schedule and 2018 defense authorization’s Section 846.
This week, the Coalition for Government Procurement hosted a forum entitled, “The $50 Billion e-Commerce Question: Section 846 Implementation Plan — Next Steps.”
The increase in the MPT and SAT provides the flexibility for customer agencies to place orders under pre-existing contract vehicles, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
Section 846 establishes a framework for the implementation and use of e-commerce portals across the government for the acquisition of certain commercial off-the-shelf items.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, calls the new White House Office of American Innovation as a timely, strategic and necessary effort.
The six-year closure of Schedule 75 is impacting long-standing GSA industry partners whose contracts are expiring with no opportunity to submit a new offer to maintain contract coverage.
Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses a critical issue driving unnecessary costs and other inefficiencies in the government’s purchase of products, including pharmaceuticals.