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As GSA FAS Struggles to Reinvent Itself, Contractors Suffer

Note: The following post is adapted from the forthcoming 2015/2016 GSA Schedule Handbook, published by ThompsonWest, due out later this year. The last year has been a tough one for the GSA Multiple Award Schedules (“MAS”) program.  The Federal Acquisition Service (“FAS”) – the agency charged with administering the MAS program – has struggled to … Continue Reading

“INCOMPLETE, INACCURATE, AND UNVERIFIABLE”: An Evening with the OIG’s Recent Audit Report on GSA’s Administration of Contractor Team Arrangements

Partner Jonathan Aronie recently published a review of the General Services Administration’s (“GSA”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) Report concerning Contractor Team Arrangements (“CTA’s”) for the Coalition for Government Procurement.  After laying out the auditor’s objectives summarizing the core principles of a CTA, Mr. Aronie discusses the risks associated with CTAs for government contractors … Continue Reading

Non-Protestable Task Order Procurement Decision Shuts Out Incumbent Contractor

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) serves as a reminder on the limits a contractor faces in protesting task and delivery order awards. In MORI Associates, Inc. v. United States, No. 13-671C (2013), the COFC dismissed the pre-award bid protest by MORI, the incumbent contractor, for lack of jurisdiction because … Continue Reading

What Happens In Vegas Doesn’t Seem To Stay In Vegas: A Different Take on GSA’s Recent Woes

By John Chierichella and Jonathan Aronie Note: The following post is adapted from the forthcoming 2012/2013 GSA Schedule Handbook, published by ThompsonWest, due out later this year. The past 12 months were interesting ones for the Multiple Award Schedule Program. To the dismay of many, and the embarrassment of some, the General Services Administration seems … Continue Reading
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