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SARA not the be-all and end-all for acquisition reform

Tom Davis, director of government relations at Deloitte and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said acquisition offices haven't improved much since Congress passed SARA in 2003.

Tags: Tom Davis , Deloitte , Mayer Brown , acquisition , Acquisition Advisory Panel , SARA , SARA Panel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jory Heckman , Michael OConnell , acquisition reform

Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:58am EDT
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Marcia Madsen, Partner, Mayer Brown

Compliance is a bigger part of the acquisition world than ever. Peeling off some layers of compliance, while keeping enough compliance oversight to make sure everyone's doing what they should, could save money for the government and lead to a better outcome for the agencies. Our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, focuses on finding some kind of legislation reform. Marcia Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown and former chairwoman of the Services Acquisition Reform Act panel, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why a lot of the issues members of Congress are talking about today are things the SARA panel looked at in 2006.

Tags: Mayer Brown , In Depth , acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 03:28pm EDT
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Data reporting and transparency

Mayer Brown LLP partner Marcia Madsen will talk about what government managers and contractors need to know when it comes to data collection and transparency.
June 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 12, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , data collection , transparency , data accountability and transparency act of 2012 , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:08pm EDT
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More vendors gaining relief from protests

GAO's latest report finds contractors have a 1-in-2 chance to gain some type of relief from agencies when they protest a solicitation. Agencies turning more to alternative dispute resolution to help solve complaints. Bid protests expected to increase in 2010.

Tags: contracting , Mike Golden , GAO , DoD , Bill Shook , Mayer Brown , Shook Doran Koehl , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , acquisition workforce , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 07:56am EST
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OFPP takes on second challenge of taming MACs

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and GSA are working on a directory of Federal Supply Schedule blanket purchase agreements. The database would help fix one of the "biggest blind spots" in federal acquisition today, said Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator. OFPP's memo to require business cases for multiple-award contracts received praise for its direct and specific requirements.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GSA , Interagency contracting , mulitiple-award contracts , business cases , Mayer Brown , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , Jason Miller , contracting

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:46am EDT
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Procurement after 9/11

Host Roger Waldron will discuss procurement in the post 9/11 world with Ray Bjorklund, chief knowledge officer and vice president at Deltek and Marcia Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
September 6, 2011(Encore presentation September 20, 2011)

Tags: contracting , procurement , acquisition , 9/11 , Ray Bjorklund , Mayer Brown LLP , Deltek , War on Terror , oversight , commercial item contracting , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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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 , Federal Acquisition Regulation , OCI , Mayer Brown LLP , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 08:13pm EDT
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