Raj Sharma’s remarks at GSA’s public meeting discussing the “Amazon” amendment (Section 846)

On Tuesday, January 9 the General Services Administration (GSA) convened a public meeting to discuss the implications and ramifications of Section 846 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Procurement Through Commercial e-Commerce Portals. This amendment (dubbed the “Amazon amendment”) will permit government agencies to buy commercial products through online portals like Amazon, Overstock, Staples, and Walmart.

Read Public Spend Forum’s coverage of the event here.

Raj Sharma, Founder and Chairman of Public Spend Forum, was invited to participate in a panel discussion about federal buying practices. His remarks can be read in full within this file.

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