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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…

Iron Mountain settles DOJ suit

The complaint – filed by two civilians, former Iron Mountain employee Patrick McKillop and records management industry worker Brent Stanley…

US federal contract given green light

OS3 – which was awarded in August – has been in a state of limbo for the past few months…

GSA names OS3 awardees

After a protracted bidding and award process, the US General Services Administration (GSA) has named 21 suppliers for the third…

Independent Stationers awarded FSSI jan/san contract

IS is the only office supply dealer group to be awarded the first generation of the federal government’s newest strategic…

Denied: GAO rejects OS3 protests

The four protesters – American Toner and Ink, KPaul Properties, Dolphin Blue and Capital Shredder Corp – argued that the…

US federal contract extended

The current Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) contract (known as OS2) is due to expire on 31 May and the…

GSA eyeing Amazon?

OPI readers may remember the introduction of the second phase of the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative…

GSA suspends federal contract extension

GSA extended the current FSSI contract (known as OS2) after delays in making an award for the new federal office…

Associations welcome small business ‘victory’

The FY'15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will require the General Services Administration (GSA) to investigate the impact of its…

Calls for more FSSI savings transparency

Writing in Federal Times, former GSA official Roger Waldron, argued the GSA should take a more holistic approach to its…

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Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…