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Senior GSA official joins IOPFDA

US-based Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) has added a new consultant to its team. Jack Williams will…

NOPA concerns over GSA e-marketplace

Mike Tucker, CEO of US office products trade association NOPA, has told OPI that he is concerned that Amazon will…

GSA to overhaul federal acquisition schedules

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has this week announced a major restructuring of its Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) that…

Amazon trumpets its small business benefits

Amazon has just released a report showing how it supports small businesses across the world, especially in the US –…

Analysis: The GSA’s broad e-commerce approach

In March 2018, the US General Service Administration (GSA) revealed its implementation plan for the establishment of a commercial e-commerce…

Decision time for GSA online procurement solution

The US General Services Administration (GSA) is due to present its plans for the implementation of commercially available online marketplaces…

Study highlights GSA price advantage over Amazon

A recent MBA postgraduate study in the US has found that prices of common items ordered by the US Air…

GSA reopens Schedule 75

As announced at the end of 2016, the US General Services Administration (GSA) has finally reopened its Multiple Award Schedule…

Hot Topic: The missing link?

If you’re a reader of any business publications, you can’t fail to have noticed the recent gazillion articles either heralding…

When is ‘re-opening’ a GSA Schedule really closing a market channel for commercial and...

In 2010, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), in the name of “Demand Management” closed Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 75 –…

US federal government reopens Schedule 75 plans

The General Services Administration (GSA) has called for industry feedback on plans to reopen an acquisition vehicle for office products and…

Amazon Business shows public sector ambitions

Amazon Business has made a key appointment in the US indicating it intends to make a major push selling into…

Hot Topic: Schedule 75

The ability of small businesses to sell office supplies to the US federal government has been the subject of some controversy…

Federal sales veteran joins Shoplet

Well-known US executive David Harris has joined office supplies e-tailer Shoplet as SVP of Federal Sales.Harris has enjoyed an almost…

News snippets: 25 September 2015

HP to buy Stratasys? | GSA adds 3D printing | Sam’s Club looks to boost loyalty with acquisition | National…

Schedule 75 holders urged to participate in survey

GSA Schedule 75 office supplies holders in the US are being called upon to participate in The Bornstein and Song…

GSA names awardees on $200m federal office supply contract

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has just made the award on its OS3 Requisition channel contract, estimated to be…

News snippets: 22 May 2015

Lexmark completes $1 billion acquisition | Spicers Paper in West Coast acquisition | SCA investigated by competition authorities | Google…

GSA pricing proposal seen as “death spiral”

In a recent blog, the Coalition’s President Roger Waldron expressed his worries, stating:“A system that seeks to drive down pricing…

Transforming the federal acquisition system

Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) at the Office of Management and Budget Anne Rung recently posted…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…