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GSA proposed rule raises 'significant concerns' over competition

A system that seeks to drive down pricing through constant comparison of individual transactions leads to a downward or death spiral in pricing that is inconsistent with the dynamics of the commercial marketplace, acquisition expert Roger Waldron says in a new commentary about the proposed rule.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA , transactional data , Federal Supply Schedule , commentary , contracting , Price Reduction Clause

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 02:39am EDT

All things procurement with Bill Gormley

Gormley Group President Bill Gormley joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of interagency contracting, strategic sourcing and data collection through contracting.
March 10, 2015

Tags: contracting , procurement , Bill Gormley , Gormley Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Interagency contracting , strategic sourcing , GSA schedules , Acquisition management , data collection , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:10pm EDT
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Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
March 9, 2015

Tags: contracting , government contracting , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , GSA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/09/2015, 07:53pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Tighter budgets lead to more cost overruns; Army wraps up listening tour ahead of force structure decisions

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, could a new report finally explain which Pentagon policies tend to lead to cost and schedule growth, and which ones keep programs on track? Plus, why it seems unlikely that Congress will go along with DoD's latest request to close stateside military bases.

Tags: Inside the Reporter’s Notebook , DoD , Frank Kendall , Congress , Army , Katherine Hammack , sequestration , BRAC , Installations , John Conger , Peter Levine , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:35am EDT

Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Tags: Mike Sade , Sade Associates , FITARA , CIO , CAO , management , communication

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration wants to change how vendors list their prices on GSA schedule contracts. So it's proposing a few changes to the Price Reduction Clause. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered industry input on the potential changes.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Price Reduction Clause , GSA , In Depth ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:38pm EST
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Agencies, vendors influence next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration spent almost two years listening to departments and contractors to improve how the Network Services 2020 program should work. The result is a draft Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFP that GSA released Feb. 28.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Telecommunications , Fred Haines , Mary Davie , Network Services 2020 , Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions , Networx , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 03:59am EST
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

When it comes to federal procurement, some things never change. Among the eternals — companies have to avoid organizational conflicts of interest. Some recent cases drive home that point, and show how even some big companies that should know better can get caught. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo, a partner at the law firm Petrillo and Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 09:16am EST
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CIO Council in search of GS 9-13s for IT Solutions Challenge

A new initiative from the Chief Information Officer's Council seeks to solve IT acquisition challenges by bringing together small groups of mid-level feds. The groups will try to take a different approach to these long-standing problems.

Tags: technology , CIO Council , Tony Scott , Richard McKinney , Transportation Department , IT Solutions Challenge , workforce committee , digital services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 11:38am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration said it listened and heard the concerns over the way agencies currently buy what for the government is a big ticket item — telecommunications services. So GSA's draft request for proposals for the next generation telecommunications contract is designed to simplify the process. It's called Enterprise Integration Solutions (EIS). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss GSA's plans for the EIS procurement.

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

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 10:13am EST
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