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DHS/FEMA/Amazon deal exposes need for MAS reform

Over the last several years, the Coalition for Government Procurement has made the case to stakeholders across government that the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program must keep pace with innovation and other changes in the dynamic commercial market. In doing so, the Coalition set forth the intellectual, legal and policy framework for streamlining the MAS program, putting the “commercial” back in commercial item contracting, and, thereby, increasing the government’s rapid access to innovative products, services and solutions in the commercial market.

Over the last four years, the Coalition provided analysis, recommendations and commentary regarding reform of the GSA MAS and VA MAS pricing policies, streamlining MAS contracting processes, GSA’s statutory authority for MAS and governmentwide acquisition, Other Direct Costs, Transactional Data Reporting, FASA and commercial item contracting and category management. At the same time, across government and within the MAS program, noncommercial, government-unique provisions and reporting requirements expanded, driven, in large part, by the proposed centralization of procurement through OFPP’s category management initiative.

Source: DHS/FEMA/Amazon deal exposes need for MAS reform – FederalNewsRadio.com

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