The Defense Department spends $60 billion a year — nearly a third of its annual purchases — on everyday products sold in the open market by commercial companies. It also buys items that are not sold to the general public and fall into the narrower category of “commercial of a type.” via Pentagon Will Demand … Continue reading
If you are a small business and a federal contractor, that is. via Three Ways To Make A Million… – The American Small Business Coalition.
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO confirmed that the experience of a proposed subcontractor could be considered in an agency’s evaluation because the solicitation did not prohibit the agency from considering the subcontractor’s experience. via Agency Reasonably Considered Sub’s Experience – SmallGovCon.
The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for office supplies is on hold again. Six firms that unsuccessfully bid on the Office Supplies 3 vehicle have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. via New protests further delay GSA’s Office Supplies 3 contract – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Congress no longer even tries to get real appropriations done by Sept. 30. Here’s the fiscal 2015 reality: via Budget capitulations — FCW.
The fifth and final key element to delivering successful IT programs is developing the proper relationships with the contractor or contractors supporting the program. via Program management: The contractor’s role — FCW.
According to a Department of Justice press release, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has agreed to the settlement to resolve allegations that Samsung informed GSA Schedule resellers that certain products were manufactured in “designated countries” under the Trade Agreements Act, when in fact those products were manufactured in China. via GSA Schedule Sales Of Chinese Products … Continue reading
When an agency’s invitation for bids requires the submission of a bid guarantee, a bidder’s failure to include the original bid guarantee at bid opening may render the bid nonresponsive. via Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Sinks Bid – SmallGovCon.
ADVERTISEMENT As the Defense Information Systems Agency negotiates its path toward cloud services and broader IT upgrades, officials there may be taking some tips from their Fort Meade, Maryland, neighbors. via DISA looks to intelligence community for cloud tips | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Federal procurement officers tend to favor lowest price over technically acceptable contract vehicles because of the scrutiny placed on spending in tough budget times and that makes it difficult for those contracting officers to take risks, Federal Acquisition Service Regional Commissioner Tiffany Hixson said in an interview. via Hixson: Tight budgets cause contracting officers to … Continue reading