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GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , Price Reduction Clause , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Acquisition Excellence Conference , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:56am EST
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Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Anne Rung , OFPP , industry , Acquisition 360 , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Category management , digital services , ACT-IAC , Buyer’s club , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:40am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is once again trying to change one of the acquisition rules that industry despises the most — the Price Reduction Clause. A proposed rule released today would modernize the way vendors list their prices on the schedule contracts run by GSA. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this proposed rule and several other acquisition priorities.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , acquisition

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 10:38am EST
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Contracting Commandment 9: Thou shalt be flexible and cooperative

One of the most difficult things to learn is when and where to be flexible in terms of performing a contract, but it's critical if you want to succeed in the long run, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , acquisition , contracting , flexibility , commentary

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 02:44am EST

IT acquisition challenges in the federal government.

Van Hitch, senior advisor with Deloitte's Federal Consulting Practice, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the IT acquisition challenges facing federal managers.
March 3, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , IT acquisition , CIO , FITARA , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coaltion for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 07:06pm EST
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Paul Bean, Contract Specialist/Business Adviser, TSA

With tens of thousands of companies doing business with the federal government each year, you'd think it's easy. But in reality, lots of barriers still stand in the way for many companies. "Barrier Busting" is the subject of a special session at today's ACT-IAC conference on acquisition excellence. Paul Bean, a contract specialist and business adviser at the Transportation Security Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on bringing down the walls.

Tags: Paul Bean , TSA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , acquisition , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:28am EST
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Frank McNally, Content Developer, ASI Government

Let's face it. People's eyes glaze over if you tell them you're in federal procurement. It's all a boring mass of rules, regulations and bureaucracy. Right? For the upcoming generation of federal procurement people and the companies they deal with, it's pedal to the metal when it comes to acquisition. Case in point: Frank McNally, content developer at ASI government. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT-IAC acquisition excellence conference in Washington to explain.

Tags: Frank McNally , ASI Government , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , acquisition , procurement , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:20am EST
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Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt maintain thy contracting integrity

Personal integrity should never be confused with the federal government's insistence that its contractors have codes of conduct. Integrity starts with you, says procurement expert Tim Sullivan.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting , acquisition , industry , Integrity

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:00am EST

All things social

Geoff Livingston, president of Tenacity5 Media will discuss the state of social media with host Mark Amtower.
March 2, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Geoff Livingston , Tenacity5 Media , business marketing , social media , Instagram , Pinterest , Brewster , ManageFlitter , LinkedIn , social networks , Facebook , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/02/2015, 08:57pm EST
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Van Hitch, Specialist Leader and Senior Adviser, Deloitte Consulting

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is now the law of the land. It's a bill designed to shake up the way government buys IT, and now that task is squarely on the shoulders of agency CIOs. Van Hitch, a specialist leader and senior adviser at Deloitte joined Jason Miller on the Federal Drive with more on how they're handling this responsibility.

Tags: Van Hitch , Deloitte , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , acquisition , IT acquisition

Monday - 03/02/2015, 09:08am EST
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