WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Coalition for Government Procurement (CGP) is pleased to announce that Senator Susan M. Collins and Senator Joseph Lieberman have been selected to receive The Common Sense in Government Procurement Award. This award is part of the Coalition’s annual Excellence in Partnership Awards® and is presented to leading members of the procurement community who have made outstanding “common sense” contributions to improving the federal acquisition system. Previous winners of this award include Vice President Al Gore, Congressman Tom Davis and Congressman Pete Hoekstra.
“Senators Collins and Lieberman are most deserving of this award. The hallmark of their leadership has been the bipartisan, common sense approach to addressing the challenges facing our federal procurement system. In particular, we honor their dedication to improving the operation and management of the federal acquisition process to ensure that it delivers best value for the American people. They are thoughtful, no nonsense leaders who focus on efficient and effective solutions that are in the best interest of the American taxpayer,” said Roger Waldron, President of The Coalition for Government Procurement.
Bill Gormley, Chairman of The Coalition for Government Procurement, commented that, “Senators Collins and Lieberman understand the importance of integrity, efficiency and trust in the management of the federal acquisition system. Theirs is a common sense approach to acquisition policy that benefits us all.” The EIP Awards were developed 12 years ago to promote industry and government partnership and to honor the individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of the procurement program system while providing best-value to the taxpayer. Winners were chosen in 13 award categories.
“I appreciate this recognition for my efforts to bring common sense to the federal procurement process. Federal procurement is an area of government operations that is both complex and dynamic. It demands that government work in partnership with industry to help ensure that in the name of efficiency, transparency, or any well-intended motive, we do not stifle the benefits that our industry partners bring to the federal marketplace. It seems to me that now, more than ever, we need the innovation and creativity that resides in the private sector to solve the problems that our Nation faces,” said Senator Collins.
On being notified of the award, Senator Lieberman said, “I appreciate the recognition from The Coalition for Government Procurement, which really is a recognition of the bipartisan, common sense approach that we take on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The Coalition has been a good partner in our efforts to promote competition, increase transparency, and strengthen accountability. As we seek to make government as efficient as possible in these tough economic times, it is all the more important to continue our drive towards procurement policies that help government give smarter, better services to the American people.”
About The Coalition for Government Procurement
The Coalition was founded in 1979 to advocate a common sense approach to government contracting. The Coalition is the only organization specifically representing the well being of government contractors whose contracts are administered by GSA, regardless of the industry or size of the company. With over 270 member companies, the Coalition represents 70% of all commercial services and products sold to the federal government each year. For more information on the Coalition, membership, events and opportunities visit the CGP’s website www.thecgp.org, follow us on Twitter or find us on Facebook.