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Trends in Big MACs

Bloomberg Government analyst Brian Friel will talk about last year's largest multiple award contracts and trends in contract usage for big Macs.
April 22, 2014

Tags: acquistion , contracting , GSA schedules , OASIS , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 06:38pm EDT
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GSA releases final RFPs for OASIS

The multiple award contract for professional services will cover seven functional areas. GSA will make up to 40 awards per functional area.

Tags: acquisition , industry , GSA , OASIS , Tom Sharpe , contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 05:39am EDT

GSA close to releasing final RFP for OASIS

The General Services Administration plans to award the $60 billion multiple award contract for complex professional services by October. Concerns again arise over whether there are too many multiple award contracts.

Tags: contracting , industry , Jim Ghiloni , GSA , OASIS , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Bill Woods , GAO , professional services , DoD , Dick Ginman , Stan Soloway , PSC , MAGIC conference , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:35am EDT
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$20B in Defense MAC's & e-health records stand up to Sandy

On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts examine multiple award contracts at the Defense Department and how e-health records helped patients during Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: e-health records , Hurricane Sandy , DoD , BGov , Brian Friel , Suzanne Levingston , Allen Scott , acquisition , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:12am EST
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VA, GSA each pushes major IT acquisitions to next steps

The Veterans Affairs Department will award a $5 billion IT hardware contract in the next two months. GSA will release a request for information for cybersecurity tools in the coming days. Both are examples of a healthy and busy fourth quarter for acquisition.

Tags: technology , acquistion , contractors , industry , contracting , GSA , Peter Burr , Transportation Department , Multiple Award Government and Industry Conference , cybersecurity , budget , Jason Miller , Veterans Affairs

Friday - 07/27/2012, 06:01am EDT

Multiple award contracts

Bloomberg Government Federal Business Analyst Brian Friel talks about why multiple award contracts have become so popular and where the government market is headed.
July 24, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Brian Friel , Bloomberg Government , federal market , GWACs , MAC , enterprise multiple award contracts , procurement , contract vehicles , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 09:47pm EDT
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OFPP's Gordon reflects on mythbusters, acquisition workforce

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement and other issues with Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.
December 20, 2011(Encore presentation January 3, 2011)

Tags: acquisition , procurement , contracting , OFPP , OMB , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , management support services , acquisition workforce , small business , set aside contracts , 2010 Small Business Jobs Act , George Washington University School of Law , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:30pm EST
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OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship

OFPP administrator Gordon says the draft of the new definition of "inherently governmental" should be public by the end of March. He says the goal of the draft policy letter is to better clarify federal and vendor roles. OFPP is also focusing on multiple award contracts and strategic sourcing.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GSA , Bill Gormley , Washington Management Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , inherently governmental , A-76 , strategic sourcing , SmartBUY , acquisition workforce

Friday - 03/12/2010, 06:37am EST
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Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Jeffrey Zients , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , OFPP , GAO , Robert Burton , Venable , insourcing , acquisition workforce ,

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST
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Are multiple award contracts out of control?

The proliferation of multiple award contracts across the government has reached a tipping point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is on a listening tour trying to figure out how to tame this unwieldy beast. The administration's efforts come as several agencies, including the Homeland Security Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Justice Department plan to recompete or issue new procurements for MACs in the coming year.

In our special report, Contract Overload, Federal News Radio's Jason Miller explores all sides of this complex issue. What is the cost to industry to continually bid on these contracts? How do these costs get passed to agencies? Why do agencies believe they need their own MACs instead of using contracts provided by the General Services Administration, or other governmentwide acquisition contracts? What, if anything, can OFPP do to reel in the explosion in redundant contracts?

Tags: contracting , OFPP , GSA , DHS , Justice , Treasury , VA , GWAC , Jason Miller , Contract Overload

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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