Knowing how agencies classify their purchases and understanding the various award types can help you better know how your customer does business, and how it impacts your ability to compete. Continue reading
When an initial proposal is nullified by a subsequent solicitation amendment, an offeror must timely resubmit its proposal–or be eliminated from the competition. via GAO: Initial Proposal “Nullified” By Solicitation Amendment – SmallGovCon.
When an agency decides to hold discussions with offerors, must it discuss with an offeror the price proposed for the contract? Not unless that offeror’s proposed price is so high as to be unreasonable. via Agency Need Not Raise High Price In Discussions – SmallGovCon.
Wait — what happened? Did your company get kicked out of the Veterans Affairs small-business contracting program? via Breathe a sigh of relief — you probably didn’t just get kicked out of the VA’s small biz program – Washington Business Journal.
After abandoning last week a $475 million job posting for cyberattack and network defense experts, the Pentagon now says a retooled solicitation that takes into account private sector questions will be out by Oct. 1. via Cyber Command Says New Mega-Contract Will Be Out by Fall – Nextgov.com.
Editor’s Note: The concept sounds good but in practice I would think agencies would garner more benefit using actual rates paid on tasks versus the “ceilings” proposed on a GSA Schedule. How often do agencies actually pay those rates? – GovConChannelChief Launched May 12, CALC.gov allows contracting officers to see hourly pay rates across eight … Continue reading
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has signed updated department-wide guidance for managing IT services. via DOD releases updated IT management guidance — FCW.
Consistently reacting to opportunities instead of investing the time and energy to develop the knowledge, competitive intelligence and relationships needed is not a path to good decision-making. It’s risky, expensive and a clear indication the ‘opportunities’ and not you are setting the direction of your company Continue reading
If Congress passes legislation that adds billions of ‘reserved’ dollars to benefit small federal contractors but no one shows up to take advantage of it. does it matter? Continue reading
This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower interviews Robert Coen, director of the NIH GWAC management office, NITAAC, on GWACs, including the just awarded CIO-CS. via All things GWAC – FederalNewsRadio.com.