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Millisa Gary, Procurement Ombudsmen, GSA

Can we talk? That's what government and industry have been asking for decades. The answer is yes, and there's plenty of Federal Acquisition Regulation backup for that. Yet the administration thought it needed to launch the mythbusters initiative to get industry and government talking at the pre-solicitation stage. That was followed by last year's Open Dialog initiative. How's it all working? Millisa Gary, the procurement ombudsman at the General Services Administration, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Millisa Gary , GSA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , FAR

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:30am EST
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Defense Department may be losing faith in the prices on the Federal Supply Schedule. DoD says its contracting officers can't assume the prices are fair and reasonable, so they need to make an extra effort to make sure they're the best option available. That mindset should sound familiar because it's already part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, whether this is a duplicative rule or not.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , acquisition

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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Labor helps contracting officers find wage data online

A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.

Tags: contracting , management , service contract act , davis-bacon act , Labor , National Technical Information Service , wage determinations , Courtney Thompson

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 02:45pm EDT

How new acquisition regulations will affect OCIs

Marcia Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, joins host Roger Waldron for a discussion about how Organizational Conflicts of Interest, will be affected by the Federal Acquisitions Regulation update.
May 3, 2011

Tags: contracting , OCI , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 08:13pm EDT
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DoD to adopt new source selection procedures

The Defense Department is looking to standardize the procedures its components use in source selection under competitive acquisitions. New DoDwide procedures issued this month will take effect in July.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:19pm EDT
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DoD contracting is on a transparency tightrope

Buyers in the Defense Department who bundle small contracts into larger ones will have to post their actions on the Web. Bundling is the subject of a new interim rule. Roger Waldron, Counsel at the law firm Mayer Brown, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , contract bundling , small business , Roger Waldron , Mayer Brown LLP , Suzanne Kubota , transparency , FAR

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:40am EDT
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New rules for contractors

Tags: contract , Rebecca Pearson , Venable , FAR

Wednesday - 02/18/2009, 09:37am EST
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