Posts Tagged: Federal Acquisition Regulation

Establishing GSA Order Pricing May Become More Complicated

Over the past several years, concern about pricing variability among the same or similar items on different schedule contracts led some agencies to publicly question whether they could rely on rates negotiated by GSA.

5 Tools for Securing Better Pricing on Your Next GSA Schedule Purchase

If you’re feeling a little gun-shy about using the Schedules, here are five online tools you can use to make sure you secure better pricing on your next GSA purchase.

“Follow the FAR? Hah – Don’t Make Me Laugh”

These were the words of a career procurement specialist who shall remain unnamed, at an agency that shall remain unnamed, as the point is not to embarrass an individual or agency so much as it is to identify an attitude that is all too widespread in the federal procurement and contract management world. And if… Read more »

With A Great Contract Management Plan, The Sky is the Limit

By Cindy Wilkins, PMP, SCEA Your team may have spent hours and hours considering the program management, risk management and quality assurance issues involved in letting a new government contract. But have you pulled the key information about how that contract will be managed into a single plan? A Contract Management Plan (CMP) is one… Read more »

Gold Plating vs. Value Engineering

By Anna Hartley, PMP, CFCM, ICCM-F level 2 You manage or are part of a project and decide to add additional features or functionality to the product or service you provide. You think it will please the customer and make the team look good. But what if it slows the project, adds costs or isn’t… Read more »