Topic Archives: Schedule Contracting

August 8, 2016Schedule Contracting

Keeping Your Options Open -- Why Not To Worry About GAO's AllWorld Decision On Task Order Options

For years, federal agencies have issued task and delivery orders, under Federal Supply Schedule and indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts, that include many years of options that extend well beyond the underlying contracts’ ordering periods. And for years, agencies have exercised those options without regard to whether the time for placing new orders under the underlying contracts had expired. ...›

Morrison Foerster’s Government Contracts & Public Procurement Practice Expands

MoFo’s Government Contracts & Public Procurement Practice is excited to announce that David A. Churchill, W. Jay DeVecchio, J. Alex Ward, Daniel E. Chudd, Kevin C. Dwyer, Jessie K. Liu, Kevin P. Mullen, and Damien C. Specht have joined Morrison Foerster’s Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia offices. Our new partners bring a best-in-class practice ranked ...›

April 12, 2016Schedule Contracting

A New Hope for an Expedited FedRAMP Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program to assess, monitor, and pre-authorize cloud-based products and services. Agencies often include in their solicitations a requirement for FedRAMP certification, and cloud service providers (CSPs) must obtain this certification before implementation of any services. ...›

December 9, 2015Schedule Contracting

GSA Issues Semiannual Report to the Congress

The General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued its Semiannual Report to the Congress, which covers April 1 to September 30, 2015 and provides year-end statistics on the OIG’s audit and investigative work for the past fiscal year. ...›

November 5, 2015Schedule Contracting

OMB Encourages Agency Collaboration in Shared Services and Earned Value Management System Certification Processes

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently engaged in a number of efforts to promote collaboration and enhance efficiency across federal government agencies. On October 22, 2015, OMB and the General Services Administration (GSA) announced a new initiative encouraging the development of government-wide shared services for mission-support functions. ...›

October 30, 2015Schedule Contracting

GSA’s Continued Effort to Consolidate Professional Services Contracts

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced its intention to further promote the consolidation of professional services contracts by encouraging agencies to transition from expiring, one-off contracts to multiple-award contracting vehicles. The announcement comes on the heels of GSA’s October 1, 2015 announcement that it would be consolidating eight separate schedules into a new Professional Services Schedule (PSS) that will allow federal government agencies to use one contracting vehicle to fulfill a host of professional services requirements. ...›