eGov/Mil Newsletter: April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

In this Issue:

  • IAM Creates Series of Op-Ed Articles on DoD’s Global Household Goods Contract (GHC)
  • Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Posted on FBO
  • GSA Update: NEW Household Goods Rate Offers Available in TMSS
  • USTRANSCOM Sends Refusal CONOPS Out for Industry Input
  • Military.com Article on Top Ten PCS Don’ts

IAM Creates Series of Op-Ed Articles on DoD’s Global Household Goods Contract (GHC)

IAM has posted two articles concerning the risks and problems associated with turning DoD’s household goods program over to a single prime contractor under a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contract. A third op-ed piece on the topic is due out this week. You can find the first two articles here:

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

The Risks of a Monopoly Managing the DOD Personal Property Program

 

04/17/2019

Source: IAM

Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Posted on FBO

On 12 April, USTRANSCOM Acquisitions Directorate (TCAQ) posted the draft GHC RFP on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.

 

The draft RFP contains the draft performance work statement (PWS), five appendices, and nine attachments. According to the draft RFP, USTRANSCOM is still pushing for contract award by January of 2020 and contract execution to begin by October 2020. A more detailed draft proposed scheduled can be found in Appendix A of the draft PWS.

 

04/12/2019

Source: TCAQ

GSA Update: NEW Household Goods Rate Offers Available in TMSS

New rate offers are now available in the Transportation Management Services Solution (TMSS) system for Household Goods shipments with a move date between May 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019. To view the new rate offers, log in to TMSS and enter a Move Date between May 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019 on the Household Goods Query page.

 

If you have any questions, please contact either Robyn Bennett at robyn.bennett@gsa.gov, 816-823-3644 or Kim Chancellor at kim.chancellor@gsa.gov,816-823-3650.

 

04/08/2019

Sources: GSA

USTRANSCOM Sends Refusal CONOPS Out for Industry Input

On 12 April, USTRANSCOM sent PP Advisory #19-0052 asking for industry feedback on their Refusal Concept of Operations (CONOPS). Industry has until Friday, 19 April to respond. The CONOPS will be a one-size-fits-all solution. Refusal rules and timing will be the same for Domestic and International markets. Review the advisory and the CONOPS.

 

04/12/2019

Sources: USTRANSCOM

Military.com Article on Top Ten PCS Don’ts

Per Military.com writer, Heather Sweeney, “A little bit of experience has taught us the best do's and don'ts for making it through a military move. Want to glean from our experience? Here are some pitfalls to avoid.

 

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