POCx Forum is purposeful discussions with Principals, Owners and Chief Executives of companies currently (or considering) pursuing contracts and subcontracts with civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. via 2/13 in Alexandria, VA: Business Leaders Overcoming Federal Sector Business Development Obstacles. – The American Small Business Coalition.
FedBid Inc.’s suspension from federal contracting means the company can’t bid on new opportunities. But could it also put at risk future investment from Steve Case and Ted Leonsis’ Revolution Growth? via Could FedBid’s suspension scare off Steve Case and Ted Leonsis? – Washington Business Journal.
The U.S. Air Force is proposing debarment for Vienna-based FedBid after a September 2014 inspector general’s report alleged contract fraud and cited intimidation tactics from company officials against a Veterans Affairs procurement officer who ruled against the company. via FedBid barred from new government contracts – Washington Business Journal.
The Air Force has suspended FedBid from federal procurement activity, both new contracts and follow-ons, as of Jan. 26 and proposed the reverse auction company for debarment. via Air Force suspends, begins debarment process of FedBid – FederalNewsRadio.com.
To this day, one of my pet peeves is someone trying to sell me when they don’t know me or my company, and have very obviously not made any effort to do so. via Be Prepared to Meet (and Leverage) Federal Contracting Opportunities.
Freed from the uncertainty of the congressional budget process, the Patent and Trademark Office is plotting long-term strategy for the first time, said Deputy Director Michelle Lee. Issuing better patents is at the top of her list. via With money in the bank, Patent and Trademark Office sets long-term agenda – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Government contractors and subcontractors may be eligible for the same whistleblower protections afforded government employees, if a new rule being floated by the Office of Special Counsel is put in place. via OSC considers giving whistleblower protections to contractors – FederalNewsRadio.com.
The SBA was not required to conduct an “adverse impact” analysis before placing a procurement under the 8(a) program because the company requesting the adverse impact analysis was not a small business under the incumbent contract. via SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Business – SmallGovCon.
As a result, hospitals under construction are behind schedule and over budget. In at least one case, a contracting company has stopped work on a project due to cost overruns and trouble getting paid. via Construction mismanagement costs VA billions.
Dempsey pointed to the sophistication of hackers and other adversaries, as well as infrastructure weaknesses in the private and civilian government sectors. via Dempsey: Civilian, private networks leave US vulnerable.