Some would have you believe the recent changes to Uncle Sam’s USASpending.gov website is the end of days for competitive intelligence and transparency for government contracting. Personally, I and many others say ‘Who cares if they changed USASpending.gov?!?’ Continue reading
The April 2015 Civilian BIDs™ meeting will feature presentations by Mary Biear of Mackson Consulting about the anticipated CMS ESD II opportunity during part one of the meeting, and an information-filled discussion about doing business with Health and Human Services for companies seeking to get their foot in the door during part two. Continue reading
Over the next six months, the General Services Administration will bring the first of many major changes to its schedules contracts program. via GSA’s schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Almost a year into the life of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Buyers Club, the innovative program has become an integral part of federal acquisition reform efforts, one of the program’s managers said. via HHS Buyers Club setting an example — FCW.
The release of BBP 3.0 is intended in part to make sure cyber is “constantly in mind” as the Pentagon and the defense contractor community designs, develops, tests, builds and maintains weapons and other equipment. via Cyber takes center stage in Pentagon’s new acquisition guidance — FCW.
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that the agency acted reasonably when it rated the large business as “unacceptable” for failing to propose a sufficiently high small business subcontracting goal. via Large Business Eliminated For Low Subcontracting – SmallGovCon.
The suspension of a small business’s FedBid account was improper because the matter was not referred to the SBA under the SBA’s certificate of competency procedures. via Small Business’s FedBid Suspension Was Improper, GAO Says – SmallGovCon.
Citing a shortage of accurate data on small business contracting, a House panel last week approved an umbrella bill (H.R. 1481) aimed at forcing agencies to curb practices seen as freezing out smaller bidders and requested a new Government Accountability Office study on small business goals. via House Advances Bill to Curb Contract ‘Bundling’ that … Continue reading
The work-in-progress known as government transparency took a new twist on April 1 when the Treasury Department unveiled “improvements” to the USAspending.gov website aimed at providing easy public access to data on federal contracts, grants and financial assistance governmentwide. via Refreshed USASpending Website Irks Some Transparency Advocates – Contracting – GovExec.com.
In the early hours of March 31, the Treasury Department pushed out an update to USASpending.gov, one of the federal government’s premier open data platforms, but instead of ushering in improvements or new capabilities, changes to the massive database tool stripped the site of some critical functionality. via USASpending.gov updated, functionality drastically diminished say businesses … Continue reading