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
Defense Department contracting officials are under orders now to double check prices on the General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule. DoD says the GSA Schedule doesn’t always have the best price possible. via Guy Timberlake, American Small Business Coalition – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Five subcontractors and two individuals have paid the government nearly $1.9 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by falsely representing themselves as small disadvantaged businesses. via SDB Fraud: Subcontractors Pay $1.9 Million Settlement – SmallGovCon.
The federal government is asking for more information from potential bidders, even for a Request For Information. An RFI usually only asks for the basics; it’s the Request For Proposal that gets more in-depth. via Due Diligence Can Save Companies Double The Work In Bidding For Federal Contracts « CBS DC.
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 projects contract spending will fall 25 percent in 2014 | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
There is wide variation in schedule pricing, but the government’s acquisition regulations tell contracting staff those prices are fair and reasonable, said Richard Ginman, director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, DoD’s contracting policy arm. via DoD to scrutinize GSA prices | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Editor’s Note: Jaime Gracia is a member of The American Small Business Coalition’s GovCon Help Desk A-Team, a group of industry experts and practitioners providing sage insights to inquiries submitted by members. Sen. Claire McCaskill D-Mo., chairwoman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Financial and Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, raised this issue at a … Continue reading
The cancellations arose from a provision in the fiscal 2013 continuing resolution that required a cybersecurity review of procurements by the departments of Justice and Commerce, NASA, and the National Science Foundation for vendors that had links to the Chinese government or military. via Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links — FCW.
According to a DOJ press release, as part of the resolution, the construction company has admitted that it made false statements to the government that a DBE performed more than $3 million in subcontracted work, when in fact, that work was performed by a non-DBE. via DOT DBE Fraud: Construction Company Admits False Statements – … Continue reading
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that an agency properly refused to consider the past performance of the offeror’s parent company because the solicitation restricted the scope of the agency’s past performance review. via Affiliates’ Past Performance: Solicitation Terms Control – SmallGovCon.