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Revolutionizing the Purchase of Commercial Items – Phase One Complete

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have completed Phase I of the implementation of Section 846 of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the Amazon Amendment. The first phase called for the development of an implementation plan and policy assessment report. The final product, […]

Department of Defense (DoD) Seeks Comments on Draft Commercial Item Acquisition Guidebooks

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) goal for procurement is to have an efficient acquisition system that is effective in providing support to the warfighter. The use of commercial item acquisition is seen as one way of achieving this goal, however there are currently varying levels of understanding and consistency within DoD regarding determining commerciality and […]

Are Reverse Auctions Actually Meeting the Intended Competition and Cost Intentions?

Federal agencies hope to generate lower prices on non-complex commodities and simple services (from office supplies to medical equipment) via reverse auctions but are reverse auctions actually meeting the intended competition and cost intentions? A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on this topic was released December 9, 2013. Entitled “Reverse Auctions – Guidance Is Needed […]