Fixing the VA – By Barbara S. Kinosky, Esq.

Jun 12, 2014

It won’t be easy, but the veterans deserve better. It’s easy to focus on what is broken, but it’s harder to understand why things are broken.  Veterans Affairs (VA) is the second largest cabinet level agency with a budget of over $165 billion.   But the VA has not had the financial resources it really needs… Read more »


Centre Celebrates its 12th Year – Barbara S. Kinosky, Esq.

Jun 5, 2014

Thank you, LinkedIn, for reminding me of Centre Consulting’s 12 year anniversary!  As the congratulatory notes on this milestone came streaming in, I couldn’t help but think of all that has changed in federal contracting over the past 12 years.   So, here’s my look back at 12 major trends throughout the past 12 years, in… Read more »


The General Services Administration’s (GSA) New IT-70 Schedule Refresh Alerts- By Mihan Kim, Guest Blogger

May 15, 2014

GSA New IT-70 Schedule Refresh Alerts Future contractors who are looking into pursuing an IT-70 Schedule– take notice! On April 30, 2014, the General Service Administration (GSA) released the latest version (refresh #33) of the Information Technology Schedule 70 Solicitation. Contained in the new refresh is a number of changes to the Administrative, Technical, and… Read more »


Industrial Operations Analysts’ (IOA) New Roles Will Have an Impact on Your GSA Schedule Contract – By Mihan Kim, Guest Blogger

Mar 20, 2014

New Roles of Industrial Operations Analysts The General Service Administration (GSA) is making changes to a core element of its administration of Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Contracts. Specifically, the responsibilities of Industrial Operations Analysts (IOA) have changed to a more administrative support role for GSA Schedule holders. In March of 2014, the IOAs will assume… Read more »


Office of Net Assessment and Weird Acronyms – By Barbara S. Kinosky

Feb 13, 2014

Office of Net Assessment I write this as we bunker down for yet another snowfall in the Washington D.C. area.  It does make me grateful though that I don’t live in Atlanta, as they head toward another ice-maggedon.  Our Congress, as you know, has had its own disaster called sequestration.  So now that they are… Read more »


Hasta la Vista, Formatted Price List! – By Candace Clokey, Guest Blogger

Feb 6, 2014

This is the End of the Formatted Price List. Back in December of 2013, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced via the eOffer/eMod home page, that they would be re-configuring the Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) Schedule 520 and Travel Services Solutions (TSS) Schedule 599. Due to this announcement , GSA temporarily suspended Contractors from… Read more »