I was three years old when Three Dog Night released their hit ‘One is the Loneliest Number’ and now, nearly fifty years later, I get to use it as a reference for lost opportunities in government contracting. via Loneliest Number Or Not, It Pays To Be The ‘One’ – The American Small Business Coalition.
The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event presented by SourceAmerica™ in conjunction with the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition on October 13 – 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning military service … Continue reading
In a recent size appeal case, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals upheld the decision of the SBA Area Office, which found that the mentor and protege were not affiliated despite their substantial history of joint venturing. via Forming Eight JVs Did Not Create Affiliation – SmallGovCon.
In a recent decision, SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals rejected the argument that acceptance of a procurement into the 8(a) Program results in the approval of the NAICS code assigned to that procurement, thus preventing subsequent NAICS code appeals. via NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On 8(a) Set-Asides – SmallGovCon.
The “next generation” of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Program (T4NG) — the Department of Veterans Affairs’ contract to manage its IT systems — will almost double in scope from the current T4 contract, with the projected value rising from a ceiling of $12 billion to $22.3 billion. via VA announces $22.3B IT services contract … Continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services’ innovative procurement initiative awarded its first contract in late September and is looking to take on larger projects as soon as the fiscal 2015 appropriations process plays out. via HHS Buyers Club cuts first contract, looks for more — FCW.
How to Help Uncle Sam Pick You! ‘Source Selection‘ is a process used by government agencies to select the proposal that represents the overall best value to the government for a specific requirement or group of requirements. How agencies get to that decision can be as different and unique as the agencies themselves, which is … Continue reading
If you asked 31 knowledgeable people how fix the way the Pentagon buys weapons you’d expect to hear a multitude of answers aimed at addressing the cost overruns, program delays and failures to deliver promised capabilities that have come to define military procurement. via The Trouble With Defense Acquisition May Be the Workforce – Defense … Continue reading
Sure, details in an inspector general’s report painted a pretty sordid story of alleged contract fraud and planned intimidation tactics to ensure FedBid Inc. held on tight to its government dollars. Still, most procurement experts guess that it will generally be business as usual for the Vienna-based company. via Procurement fraud or not, here’s why … Continue reading
Plans for more heads to roll at the Veterans Affairs Department proceeded apace on Monday night as news broke that top officials under new Secretary Robert McDonald had proposed removal of three more health system executives on top of an earlier announcement about controversial Veterans Health Administration procurement chief Susan Taylor. via VA Starts to … Continue reading