Roger Waldron

  • Second supply chain risk management rule drops putting agencies, vendors on notice

    The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council will require all contracts released or awarded after Aug. 13 to include a clause prohibiting agencies to award a contract to a company if they use telecommunications products or services from Huawei, ZTE or other prohibit products from Chinese companies.

  • GSA still must answer supply chain risk questions with e-commerce platforms

    The General Services Administration awarded proof-of-concepts to Amazon Business, and Fischer Scientific on Friday to provide agencies access to their commercial e-commerce platforms for purchases below the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000.

  • The future of IDIQ contracts

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf, to discuss the recent procedural delays in the awarding of major IDIQ contracts.

  • Section 889, GSA’s eCommerce initiative & more

    This week on Off the Shelf, Tom Sisti, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the top issues affecting contractors.

  • JEDI and DoD cloud implementation

    This week on Off the Shelf, Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging interview where they discuss schedules modernization, the status of Section 889, and government operations during the time of Covid-19.

  • 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.

  • The current approach to awarding big multiple-award contracts is broken — here’s how to fix it

    The General Services Administration’s 2GIT $5.5 billion IT services contract is facing its 13th bid protest while its Alliant 2 Small Business contract remains in limbo more than two years after making initial awards.

  • IG says GSA missed out on potentially $1.1B in savings, but is that really the case?

    The General Services Administration’s inspector general reviewed new schedule contracts or those being renewed over a three-year period and found the agency may not be getting the price discounts that the government should expect.

  • Vendors who can’t work due to coronavirus asking for more clarity, consistency

    OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.

  • The key provisions in this year’s NDAA

    This week on Off the Shelf, Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss how key provisions in the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA will impact procurement and operations at the Defense Department.