Once upon a time, the U.S. Government developed a way to streamline how it makes certain buys in a way that reduced the administrative burden for both agencies and vendors and increased business opportunities for small and disadvantaged business concerns in government contracting. via A more ‘simple’ contracting method with perks for Government and Industry … Continue reading
“When you respond, it’s at your own discrection, and at your own risk,” Timberlake advises. “There is no expectation from industry that the government will come back and say, ‘Here’s our decision.’ It’s simply going to happen.” via Proceed At Your Own Risk When Bidding For Federal Contracts « CBS DC.
Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. via Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million – SmallGovCon.
Dick Ginman, DoD’s director for procurement and acquisition policy, talks with us about the buzz the department created last month when it ordered its contracting officers to make their own determinations about whether the prices on the GSA schedule are fair and reasonable. via On DoD: DoD’s procurement policy director creates a buzz – FederalNewsRadio.com.
The IT spending compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the time period is -5.5 percent. There was a -8.8 percent decrease in IT spending from fiscal 2012 to 2013, which totaled a loss of $6.6 billion. via Not all GWACs hit hard as IT spending declines | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The Army expects its total contract spending to fall $22 billion — about 25 percent — in fiscal 2014, according to a top procurement official. via Army contract spending plummets | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
In its fiscal 2015 submission to the federal IT Dashboard, the Defense Department has reported more than $2.5 billion in ongoing IT projects that were not listed last year. That raises the number of DOD IT projects from 93 to 118. via DOD expands use of IT Dashboard — FCW.
The Defense Department is considering sharing potential procurement requirements with industry even if those draft requirements never take effect. via DOD aims to improve procurement communications — FCW.
Subcontractors account for 60 percent to 70 percent of costs in larger contracts, which has Masiello’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition thinking about how it can economize further down the supply chain, she said. via Masiello talks pricing, LPTA and long-term contracts — FCW.
Psst! Take a look over here for a second. I’ve got something that might interest you. That is if you’re trying to sell goods and services to Uncle Sam and keep getting the line “If you only had a GSA Schedule, or an IDIQ!” You’ve heard that before, right? via The Chief Visionary’s Blog – … Continue reading