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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon a return to more normal operations, GSA can address gaps in the solicitation that undermine the integrity of the federal market.
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.
An old lesson had a new airing when a contractor challenged the set-up of a blanket purchasing agreement.
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.
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.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to federal marketing and sales consultant Larry Allen for more details on what it means for contractors.
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.
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.
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.
The inspectors general for the Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs are setting up a new VA health care fraud task force.