Topic Archives: Schedule Contracting

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. ...›

October 26, 2015Schedule Contracting

OMB Says Current Strategy for Acquisition of Laptops and Desktops Does Not Compute

On October 16, 2015, Anne Rung, Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Tony Scott, United States Chief Information Officer, announced a new policy for the acquisition of office laptop and desktop computers in the wake of divergent pricing and inefficient contracting practices across agency procurements. ...›

October 22, 2015Schedule Contracting

GSA and OMB Push Forward With Category Management Implementation

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced seven steps that the agencies have taken to implement the federal government’s new category management initiative. The category management initiative refers to federal efforts to consolidate the government’s buying power to leverage its position in the commercial market as the world’s largest consumer. By consolidating federal purchases, the government hopes to pass on cost savings to taxpayers and realize efficiencies and enhanced contract performance. ...›

Federal Procurement
September 17, 2015Schedule Contracting

GSA Issues Class Deviation to Address Conflicts Between Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms and Federal Law

On July 31, 2015, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Class Deviation to uniformly address certain commonly recurring conflicts between Commercial Supplier Agreement (CSA) terms and federal law. The GSA’s Class Deviation purports to streamline the contract formation process by addressing fifteen of the most common CSA areas that conflict with federal law, thereby removing the need for subsequent negotiation between the contractor and GSA on these subject matters after the contractor has submitted its proposal. ...›