The fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 is in full swing. Last year’s fourth quarter saw federal agencies hand out $125 billion in new contract obligations, according to Guy Timberlake. He’s chief visionary and chief executive officer of the American Small Business Coalition. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal contractors can find plenty … Continue reading
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that the Defense Logistics Agency reasonably refused to apply the HUBZone price preference in a procurement for supplies because the HUBZone company’s proposal suggested that HUBZone companies might perform less than 50% of the manufacturing costs. via HUBZone Price Preference And Subcontracting Uncertainty – SmallGovCon.
Reaching a consensus on Capitol Hill is a rare thing these days. So, when Congress successfully added numerous small business procurement reforms to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, it was seen as something of a bipartisan coup. via SBA delays in implementing rule changes costs small contractors millions – FederalNewsRadio.com.
GSA issued a notice to proceed for the MRO BPAs, signaling vendors that they have 30 days to make their discounted pricing available to agencies. After that, agencies can begin making purchases. via GSA’s maintenance and operations solution prepares to open | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The agency would be able to spend $420 million on new construction projects — compared to $506 million last year. GSA would also get $965 million for repairs and renovations, slightly less than the $1 billion received in 2014. via Proposed GSA construction budget shrinks in 2015 | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services, wrote in a blog post last week that agency leaders are thinking about creating a single special item number (SIN) for cloud services on its IT Schedule 70 governmentwide acquisition contract — the largest, most widely used IT acquisition vehicle in the federal government. … Continue reading
For the last few months I like many others have been anticipating ‘Fiscal Year End 2014′ and what it may bring for government contractors. Will there be gifts under the proverbial tree this year or just more coal? via If Uncle Sam ‘Makes It Rain’ During Q4… | LinkedIn.
The Defense Information Systems Agency may be facing some uncertainties ahead now that a potential vendor has filed a pre-award protest for an upcoming $427 million cloud storage contract. via Protest could delay DISA cloud storage contract | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Maynard Crum, acting director of the Office of Strategic Programs in GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services, announced the agency’s pursuit of a new special-item number for cloud — or cloud SIN — during a panel discussion at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit in Washington, D.C. via GSA wants to add cloud category to IT … Continue reading
QuickPay launched in 2011 and saw over $1 billion in cost savings for small businesses, the White House said in a release. via Obama renews initiative helping small fed contractors get paid quickly – FederalNewsRadio.com.