On December 29, the SBA issued a proposed rule to enact the changes implemented by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013–including a thorough re-write of the way that compliance with the subcontracting limits is calculated and enforced. via Limitations on Subcontracting: Sweeping Changes – SmallGovCon.
A SDVOSB’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan caused the company to be ineligible under the SBA’s SDVOSB rules because the service-disabled veteran did not own 51% of the ESOP class of stock. via SDVOSB’s ESOP Caused Ineligibility, Says SBA OHA – SmallGovCon.
Despite significant drops in spending on the Veterans Technology Services (VETS) contract, the General Services Administration lauds the program and is in the early stages of preparing to launch VETS II when the current vehicle period runs out in 2017. via Success of VETS GWAC spurs development of VETS II.
Here’s the background: On July 3, DHS, which plays “key role” in responding to cyber-attacks on the nation, replied to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on a malware attack on Google called “Operation Aurora.” via How a DHS Document Dump Imperiled U.S. Security – Tech – GovExec.com.
Use of pass-through contracts—under which at least 70 percent of funding is routed to subcontractors—requires new analysis and guidance before they are awarded, the Government Accountability Office noted in a Dec. 22 report. via Pass-Through Contracts for War Zones Need Monitoring, GAO Finds – Defense – GovExec.com.
The probe of a complaint received over the inspector general’s hotline substantiated a challenge to methods used by auditors in DCAA’s Central Region. via Defense Agency Faulted for Wrongful Challenge to Contractor – Contracting – GovExec.com.
Would you be interested in doing business with Uncle Sam where the cost of doing business was lower, the cycle from need identified to executed purchase was shorter, one that represents billions in fiscal spending and where sixty agencies procure a broad range of goods and services? Continue reading
Would you believe us if we said the Federal Business Opportunities portal (www.fbo.gov) can take credit for impacting more than half of all government contract obligations reported to the Federal Procurement Data System? via FedBizOpps Impact In Dollars and Cents | Guy Timberlake | LinkedIn.
Editor’s Note: FAR Subpart 13.5, formerly known as the Test Program for Certain Commercial Items, permits agencies to conduct procurements using Simplified Acquisition Procedures that exceed the traditional $150K threshold. The exception allows agencies to make buys valued up to $6.5M when this exception is applied. 2015-O0004: Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures … Continue reading
The FedBizOpps Effect on Federal Procurement Dollars Would you believe us if we said the Federal Business Opportunities portal (http://www.fbo.gov) can take credit for impacting more than half of all government contract obligations reported to the Federal Procurement Data System? This is the case if you review FY2014 spending and those obligations that can trace … Continue reading