Author Archives: C. Kelly Kroll

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Bulletin: Changes on the Horizon for GSA Contractor Assistance Visits

Tom Brady, General Service Administration’s Director, Supplier Management Division. GSA/FAS/Office of Acquisition Management spoke via webinar on March 12, 2015 on the subject of Contractor Assistance Visits (“CAVs”). Mr. Brady presented future changes to the CAVs that GSA is currently investigating. In summary, GSA is looking to streamline the process to make the CAVS shorter […]

New Advisory Ruling on Substantial Transformation of Software

Bulletin:  If you have a contract governed by the Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”), you know that each line item on that contract needs to be either manufactured or “substantially transformed” in the United States or a TAA designated country.  The substantial transformation test is often a matter of degree and is far from black and […]

Federal Government to Implement SAM in Late July: Goodbye CCR, ORCA and EPLS!

Bulletin: SAM stands for the System for Award Management and is the latest online government procurement tool. SAM will eventually combine nine federal procurement systems into one. Phase 1 of the SAM implementation is expected at the end of July 2012 and will combine Central Contractor Registration (“CCR”), Online Representations and Certifications (“ORCA”) and the […]

GSA Plans to Close Certain Special Item Numbers Under the Multiple Award Schedule Program to New Offerors

Bulletin: Last week the General Services Administration (“GSA”) made public its intention to close out certain Special Item Numbers (“SINs”) under its popular Multiple Award Schedule (“MAS”) program. The SIN’s to be eliminated are those that GSA deems to be part of an “ever shrinking market.” In his statement to the House Small Business Subcommittee […]