Updates to Mass Modification for Manufacturer Part Numbers

Aug 13, 2014

On June 13th, the General Services Administration (GSA) sent out an e-mail to all GSA Contract holders notifying them that a mandatory modification for manufacturer part numbers (A382) would be released on June 17th. The stated purpose of the mass modification was to reinforce the requirements of clauses I-FSS-600 Contract Price Lists (Oct 2013) and… Read more »


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 »


Andrew Panov Joins Centre as VP of Business Development

May 12, 2014

Andrew Panov has joined Centre Consulting as Vice President of Business Development. Previously, Mr. Panov has owned a successful consulting practice contributing to his clients’ growth by identifying and winning new federal contracts. Prior to that, he served in senior leadership positions with several federal contractors, ranging from Fortune 500 systems integrators to small businesses. Click here to… Read more »


GSA’s Latest Buzzwords: Category Management

Apr 24, 2014

By Maureen Jamieson Category Management The latest “cure” for what ails federal procurement coming from GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is a term used in successful Fortune 500 companies – category management. For those of us that are veterans of the federal market place, this so-called cure looks more like GSA’s latest strategy for growing… Read more »