Multiple Award Schedule

  • 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.

  • Navigating the government’s contract compliance

    Addie Cliffe, partner at Crowell & MOring LLP joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Multiple Award Schedule program, the MAS audit process and compliance best practices for contractors.

  • An update on MAS consolidation

    Stephanie Shutt, director of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Federal Acquisition Service’s MAS consolidation initiative.

  • 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.

  • Veterans Affairs, Justice IGs teaming up to take on health care fraud

    The inspectors general for the Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs are setting up a new VA health care fraud task force.

  • Schedules consolidation: Congratulations — phase I and the end of the beginning!

    Next Tuesday, Oct. 1, marks the beginning of a new era for the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule program. On that date, Phase I of MAS Consolidation will end with the issuance of a…

  • An acquisition system for a new generation

    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.