Multiple Award Schedule

  • GSA terminates McKinsey & Co.’s schedule contract

    A year after a critical inspector report found McKinsey and Company’s prices were 10% higher than originally proposed, GSA decided to end the firm’s schedule contract.

  • Unpriced schedule — now?!

    GSA has an opportunity to take the Multiple Award Schedule program to the next level, bringing 21st-century solutions to the federal customer and reforming a policy that is stuck in the 1980s.

  • FAS-IG working group: Deja vu all over again

    Federal Acquisition Service and the GSA IG formed a working group to improve the value of pre-award audits under the MAS program. Roger Waldron writes why the establishment of the working group is a positive development.

  • GSA’s federal marketplace strategy: Building blocks for schedules transformation and commercial solutions

    Roger Waldron of the Coalition for Government Procurement says the MAS Consolidation and Catalog Management is a common-sense vision can deliver innovative, best value, commercial solutions to meet customer agency needs.

  • e-Commerce fundamentals and the future

    Upon a return to more normal operations, GSA can address gaps in the solicitation that undermine the integrity of the federal market.

  • 2020 Census count keeps on moving despite pandemic

    Field operations across the country remain on-hold through April 15. Meanwhile, the Census Bureau warned staffing adjustments at call centers may lead to increased wait times.

  • GSA relearns old lesson regarding blanket purchases

    An old lesson had a new airing when a contractor challenged the set-up of a blanket purchasing agreement.

  • An expert’s take on the federal market

    This week on Off the Shelf, Alan Thomas, excecutive vice president for special projects at Trowbridge and former commissioner of the Federal Acquistion Service, joined host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of MAS consolidation, eCommerce and the state of the federal market.

  • E-Commerce, the integrity of the market and mixed messages

    At its core, a Jan. 31 executive order seeks to fundamentally address the integrity of the supply chain and e-commerce. Among the potential measures to be employed against entities that facilitate counterfeit trafficking is suspension and debarment from federal procurement.

  • GSA could collapse 24 multiple award schedules into 1

    Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to federal marketing and sales consultant Larry Allen for more details on what it means for contractors.