Meetings

Welcome to NCMA Woodlawn!

We are so glad that you have decided to visit our chapter website.  Here you can find out more about our local organization.  After you have read through our newsletters and seen the archives of our previous meetings, you'll want to get more involved.

One way to get involved is to come be our guest at our next event.  There is great networking and opportunities to advance your career in our industry.  If you have any questions, please visit our board of directors page and contact any person on the leadership you wish.  We'd love to hear from you.

GSA 8(a) Stars webinar materials available

Thank you to the NCMA Woodlawn Community for attending the GSA 8(a) STARS III Webinar with Paul Murphy from Bloomberg Governent!  Slides from the webinar are available for your review at the bottom of the event page

We do plan on hosting other webinars  that are of interest to our members!  Also looking for any suggestions you may have.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Dorothy Callahan
President NCMA Woodlawn Chapter
[email protected]

UPDATE: NCMA LUNCH AND LEARN – Postponed until SEPTEMBER

Good afternoon to the NCMA Woodlawn Chapter Community.  These are very unusual times but please know this team is committed to the Woodlawn Chapter and bringing the best programs and networking to our industry and government membership.

The NCMA Chapter  Lunch and Learn events are expected  to start again in September dependent on guidance from CDC and the State.   On the same day first thing in the morning  we will host our third  Annual Small Business Event. For those who have attended and sponsored  in the past you know the level of content and relationships that are built and expanded.    You will see updates and opportunities for you to participate and register over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for more information from us.  

Definitely more to come and be safe!

Any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Dorothy Callahan, President NCMA Woodlawn Chapter.

 
Dorothy Callahan 
President NCMA Woodlawn Chapter

[email protected]

COVID-19 Resource Repository

As a convenience to our community, we are keeping a link to NCMA HQ's COVID-19 Information Repository on the front of our website.

Please remember to stay safe, stay informed, and focus on community during this difficult time!

OLM Industry Webinar!

Attention Industry! Are you interested in learning more about Order Level Materials (OLM)? Then register now for our upcoming OLM Industry Webinar!

Order Level Materials (OLMs) are supplies and/or services acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order placed against a GSA Schedule contract or BPA. OLMs are procured under a special ordering procedure that simplifies the process for acquiring supplies and services (other direct costs, or ODCs) necessary to support individual task or delivery orders placed against a Schedule contract or BPA.

This session will cover the process and procedures for contractors to manage OLMs with the following objectives:
-Describe the regulatory foundation and processes covering OLMs
-Understand contractor responsibilities when quoting and administering OLM sales
-Understand the ordering activity’s responsibilities when using OLM procedures

Space is limited, so register today!

Who should join? Industry partners interested in learning more about OLM
When is it? Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 from 11:00 - 12:00 eastern time
Where do I register? https://interact.gsa.gov/blog/order-level-materials-olm-training-industry

MAS Modification Final Guidance and Findings Now Available 

We are pleased to announce that the MAS Modification Guidance is now final and ready for use by contractors that have accepted the MAS Consolidation Mass Mod. Please find a copy of the guide & its templates on the MAS Contract Requirements and Modification Guidance page on GSA.gov.

 

Join NCMA today and access the free COVID-19: Effects on Contract Management webinar

While you are at home practicing social distancing, we want to share sources of contracting guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join NCMA today and ensure you click on the Woodlawn Chapter  and have access to the on-demand COVID-19: Effects on Contract Management webinar for FREE hosted by NCMA Headquarters.     This important panel discussion covers the most pressing issues facing contracting professionals over the next 90 days.

Topics include:

  • Contractual rights under force majeure and other contract terms
  • Supplier rights and responsibilities under a national emergency
  • Effective collaboration and communication to maintain operations
  • Defense Production Act production and distribution controls
  • And more

 

OMB Issues COVID-19 Guidance

On March 20th and 22nd, OMB issued to memorandums offering guidance to federal agencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Below are links to OMB Memos M-20-18 and M-20-19:

OMB Memo M-20-18 "Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

OMB Memo M-20-19 "Harnessing Technology to Support Mission Continuity"

OMB AND THE GOVERNMENT-WIDE CATEGORY MANAGEMENT PMO: HOSTING A LEARNING AND INFORMATION SESSION FOR INDUSTRY!

The Office of Management and Budget and the Government-wide Category Management Program Management Office are hosting a learning and information session for industry!  Many of the data tools and dashboards used for government-wide category management -- previously available only to government users --now are available to the public.  These are the same tools and dashboards the federal acquisition workforce uses, and we’ve recently made several improvements to make it even easier to perform market research and track progress toward category management goals.

Click Here for More Info!

OMB and the Government-wide Category Management PMO: hosting a Learning and Information Session for industry! 

The Office of Management and Budget and the Government-wide Category Management Program Management Office are hosting a learning and information session for industry!  Many of the data tools and dashboards used for government-wide category management -- previously available only to government users --now are available to the public.  These are the same tools and dashboards the federal acquisition workforce uses, and we’ve recently made several improvements to make it even easier to perform market research and track progress toward category management goals.

Participants will learn about these dashboards that cover a wide range of category management stakeholders’ needs -- including information that agencies use to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), increase their small-business utilization, and access the first-ever government-wide contract inventory with Spend Under Management tier information. There also are robust tools on the Acquisition Gateway to help agencies forecast upcoming contracting opportunities, learn about awarded labor rates and more.

Check out tools including:

  • Contract Inventory Exploration tool
  • Forecast of Contracting Opportunities tool
  • Small Business dashboard
  • Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) tool
  • Category Management Executive Summary dashboard

This event is open to all industry partners, suppliers and government-related industry organizations.

When: Wednesday, February 26, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Where: Online, via Adobe Connect -- meet.gsa.gov/kseacrist

This is a virtual event only, and no RSVP is needed.  Invited speakers and participants include George Prochaska, Government-wide Category Manager, Industrial Products & Services Category; Mark Snead, Vice President, Grainger; Meredith Romley, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; and Kristen Wilson, Government-wide Category Management’s Data Team. 

If you have questions, please email: category.manag[email protected].  As always, the full platform of the publicly available tools can be found here: https://d2d.gsa.gov/report/public-category-management-dashboards-analytics, and forecasting and other tools are available via the Acquisition Gateway (https://hallways.cap.gsa.gov/app/#/, click “Tools”)

MAS UPDATE: GSA Issues Mass Modification for Current Schedule Contractors

We are pleased to announce that today GSA began issuing a Mass Modification (Mass Mod) to current Schedule contractors. The Mass Mod will update current contracts to conform with the terms and conditions of the new consolidated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) that was released on Oct. 1, 2019. Contractors must accept this Mass Mod by July 31, 2020 - failure to do so will result in their offerings no longer being accessible on GSA eTools. Current contracts will be moved to GSA’s new single Schedule solicitation for products, services, and solutions after the Mass Mod is accepted.

Click here for more info! 

Beta.SAM.gov Webinar - 1/30/2020

The Coalition for Government Procurement is hosting a beta.SAM.gov webinar on January 30th at 12:00 pm EST.  It is open to members and non-members.

Click here to register!

January Lunch and Learn Follow-up / Materials

Overview of Category Management, Spend Under Management, Best-in-Class Contracts and GSA IT Schedule 70

Thank you for the great turnout and discussion at our January Lunch and Learn!  The presentation has been added to the event page (scroll to the bottom of the page)- see you at the next event! 

SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Topic: Modernizing Government through Category Management (1.5 CLPs)
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM (EST)

 

GSA MAS Consolidation WEBINAR

The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to refresh MAS solicitation 47QSMD20R0001. This refresh is tentatively scheduled for January 15,  2020 and will address some administrative updates, implement required clause/provision updates, and provide clarification based on feedback received since the MAS Solicitation was released on October 1, 2019. 

GSA/FAS  will be providing an update on the MAS Consolidation via webinar on January 8, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST,   Additional Information can be found here: IMPORTANT ADVANCE NOTICE: New MAS Consolidated Solicitation Refresh #1

 

Sept Lunch AND Learn Materials

Per request from our September Lunch and Learn attendees, we have uploaded the CPI slide deck to the September Meeting Page! 

OMB AND THE GOVERNMENT-WIDE CATEGORY MANAGEMENT PMO: HOSTING A LEARNING AND INFORMATION SESSION FOR INDUSTRY!

The Office of Management and Budget and the Government-wide Category Management Program Management Office are hosting a learning and information session for industry!  Many of the data tools and dashboards used for government-wide category management -- previously available only to government u...

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SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Modernizing Government through Category Management (1.5 CLPs)

 

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HOW OMB CAN MAKE “AGILE GOVERNMENT” A REALITY

October 01, 2019 Innovation & Tech , Legislation and Legal Several recent updates to federal IT policies opened the door for OMB to consider how the concept of agile for federal regulations could work. Over the last 18 months, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pa...

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