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
Own or lead a small business? Then you know a key consideration for day-to-day operations is the flow of cash. It’s tough to do much of anything related to business growth if the coffers are empty. via Getting PO’d for Cash Flow and Business Growth! – The American Small Business Coalition.
Along with the Defense Department, NASA quietly issued a memo in March that requires its contracting officers to do additional research to ensure GSA schedule prices are the best value for the government. via Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Losing faith in GSA schedule prices; EAGLE II lands – FederalNewsRadio.com.
GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Air Force’s Sustainment Center signed a memorandum of understanding to see which GSA contracts the Air Force can use in its mission. via GSA, Air Force team up to identify cost-effective contracts | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Awards for the fifth iteration of NASA’s Government Wide Acquisition Contract for IT have been put off a month to wade through a slew of proposals, but the November start date remains, according to the contract’s program manager. via SEWP V awards delayed, start date unchanged — FCW.
The General Services Administration, looking to cut through the confusion that sometimes clouds federal IT procurement, began a campaign to illuminate its development of new, centralized and electronic acquisition processes for federal agencies. via GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy — FCW.
Congress will return to Washington after Labor Day with little-to-no chance of enacting more than 1 or 2 and even that’s a stretch of the 12 regular 2015 appropriations by the time the fiscal year begins on October 1. via Expect At Least Two Continuing Resolutions But No Shutdown This Fall.