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Tuesday Insight – August 20, 2019

GSA is Extending the Current Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Pilot through FY2020 - Transactional Data Reporting (TDR), a GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) rule published in 2016, reduces burden and increases transparency by requiring monthly reporting of...

Tuesday Insight – August 13, 2019

GSA Update on FAST 2020 - GSA is hosting a national acquisition training conference for the Federal Acquisition Workforce and Industry from April 14-16 in Atlanta, GA. GSA stated that the purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the federal acquisition marketplace and...

Tuesday Insight – August 6, 2019

Federal Contract Spending Grew 9% in 2018, Increasing for the Third Straight Year - Agencies spent $559 billion on prime and unclassified contracts.  Federal contract spending in fiscal 2018 increased for the third straight year to $559 billion, a 9% increase over...

Tuesday Insight – July 30, 2019

ACES Certificates Digital Certificates - In July of 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced the planned discontinuance of the Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) program.  As a part of the decommission plan, IdenTrust must ensure that...

Tuesday Insight – July 23, 2019

FAR Rule Change Makes Buying Information Technology Quicker - In a recent Blog Post Bill Zielinski, the Assistant Commissioner for the IT Category in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), published a blog highlighting recent changes to the Federal Acquisition...

Tuesday Insight – July 16, 2019

The New Unique Entity ID Standard - GSA’s Office of Systems Management, Integrated Award Environment is hosting a meeting to provide information about the new Unique Entity ID standard.  The meeting is open to all: current and potential federal awardees (contracts,...

Tuesday Insight – July 9, 2019

Commercial e-Commerce Portals ImplementationOn July 2, 2019 The U.S. General Services Administration issued a draft solicitation to obtain feedback from portal providers on the proposed requirements of the commercial e-commerce portals program. Read More

Order Level Materials (OLMs)

After many years of discussion on this subject, the General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) providing the authority to acquire OLMs when placing task or delivery orders against a Federal...

Tuesday Insight – July 2, 2019

The “Off-the-Shelf” Podcast: The Federal Marketplace Initiative - On June 11, Bill Gormley, President of the Gormley Group and Chair of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joined Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition for Government Procurement on...

Tuesday Insight – June 25, 2019

The PRC – Opportunity continues to knock - On May 28, the General Services Administration published a notice in the Federal Register seeking input from industry regarding the extension of GSA Acquisition Regulation clauses 552.216-75, “Transactional Data Reporting,”...

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