Federal Procurement Under the Trump Administration

President Trump's election has engendered a great deal of debate among all stake-holders in the Federal procurement process. This year's Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association and the George Washington Law School Government Procurement Law Program Policy Colloquium will assess the new administration’s current and long term impact on the culture and norms that make the Federal acquisition community effective as well as on the roles of various players in the health of the procurement community. Our panels will analyze the administration’s early efforts to rescind prior administration Executive Orders and policies and to step-up adherence to domestic preferences to support the goal of repatriating the U.S. supply chain. The experts will provide multiple perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that the new administration presents with respect to transparency and integrity of the procurement process, regulatory enforcement, competition, customer satisfaction, and the tension between best value v. lower costs and prices.