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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 , Marcia Madsen , 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

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: Marcia Madsen , In Depth , Acquisition , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 03:28pm EDT

GSA MAS Advisory Panel releases recommendations

Federal News Radio gets analysis about what's in the document.

Tags: management , GSA , MAS , MAS Advisory Panel , Roger Waldron ,

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 03:54pm EDT

Effects of the SARA Panel Recommendations

Roger Waldron
Mayer Brown LLP
November 18th, 2008

Tags: Contracting , Roger Waldron , Larry Allen , SARA

Tuesday - 11/18/2008, 11:58am EST

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 , Marcia Madsen , Shook Doran Koehl , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , acquisition workforce , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 07:56am EST

The shifting sands of procurement policy

This week, host Larry Allen talks with Marcia G. Madsen, partner at Mayer Brown.
Feb. 23, 2010

Tags: Contracting , Off the Shelf , Marcia G. Madsen , Larry Allen

Monday - 02/22/2010, 02:54pm EST

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 , Marcia Madsen , Stan Livingstone , ASI Government , Jason Miller , Contracting

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:46am EDT

What will the Google bid protest mean for cloud?

Host Roger Waldron is joined by David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss the acquisition implications of the recent bid protest decision involving Google, Microsoft, and the Interior Department.
January 11, 2011

Tags: David Dowd , Google , Microsoft , DOI , Technology , cloud computing , Contracting , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 06:32pm EST

Latest developments in bid protests

Roger Waldron,
Of Counsel
Mayer Brown LLP
May 5th, 2009

Tags: Contracting , Roger Waldron , Larry Allen , bid protests , procurement climate

Tuesday - 05/05/2009, 08:54am EDT