Under the direction of former Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the House Small Business Committee over the past six years made overhauling the federal contracting process one of its top priorities, spearheading a number of initiatives intended to funnel more work – and by extension, taxpayer money – to small businesses. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2015/03/27/congress-moves-forward-on-measures-for-small-business-contractors/
Want to hear a good joke? I’ve got a million of them! Want to hear about contracting dollars Uncle Sam spends that continue to buck trends? I’ll show you nineteen billion of them, and growing, and that’s no joke either. Continue reading
In a decision issued last year, the GAO denied the protest of Maersk Line, Limited, of Norfolk, Virginia (“Maersk”), a large business, which challenged the decision of the Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command (“MSC”) to conduct the procurement for cargo transportation services in accordance with the small business set-aside requirements of the Federal … Continue reading
Newly-organized small businesses often struggle to establish adequate past performance to successfully compete in the federal marketplace. Fortunately, in the matter of Recogniti, LLP, B-410658 (January 21, 2015), GAO ruled that an agency could rely on the past performance of an offeror’s owner, rather than solely on the company’s past performance. via GAO Allows New … Continue reading
It would task the General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget with creating a consolidated FOIA request portal on the Web (a project already in the works). via Modified FOIA Reform Bill Clears House Oversight Panel – Oversight – GovExec.com.
A large business has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it created a “front company” to be awarded a SDVOSB set-aside contract–and then served as a “pass through” by performing the work itself. via SDVOSB Fraud: Large Business Pays $1.1 Million Settlement – SmallGovCon.
The forthcoming final version of Better Buying Power 3.0 will address cybersecurity, said Frank Kendall, DoD under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. via DoD’s Better Buying Power to add cyber.
Keeping up with the changing technology landscape is difficult. Doing so in a federal environment — with volumes of policies and regulations — is that much harder. via Database offers quick reference for federal IT policies.
Civilian agency spending on IT is expected to rise by 10 percent before the end of fiscal year 2015, with an increase of $4.5 billion over original budget projections, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights. via Civilian IT spend $4.5B over 2015 projections.
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Small Business Committee, introduced legislation March 19 that seeks to increase protections for small companies that contract with the federal government. via Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email — FCW.