Lawmakers on Tuesday will hear allegations of manipulation and fraud by Veterans Affairs Department employees into the agency’s goals for serving veteran-owned and service disabled-owned small businesses. via Congress to Examine Fraud in VA’s Vet-owned Small Business Goals | Military.com.
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If the Federal Supply Schedule programs run by GSA and VA were to suddenly take a backseat to Simplified Acquisitions in the area of fiscal spending, would you be more shocked or excited? Continue reading
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that a procuring agency properly excluded the low bidder from award of a small business set-aside contract because the low bidder’s SAM profile stated that it was not a small business under the solicitation’s NAICS code. via SAM Certification Problem Proves Costly For Small Business Offeror … Continue reading
To determine whether ostensible subcontractor affiliation exists between a prime contractor and its subcontractor, the SBA must use the prime contractor’s final proposal revision. via Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation: SBA Must Review Final Proposal – SmallGovCon.
The Office of Personnel Management’s contract for credit monitoring services (awarded to Winvale Group) is coming under further scrutiny. via Sen. Warner, AFGE demand more answers about OPM’s contract for credit monitoring services – FederalNewsRadio.com.
The Defense Logistics Agency, the Pentagon’s combat logistics support agency, provides the military, other federal agencies and partner-nation armed forces with a full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. Last year, DLA, which generated more than $38 billion in sales and revenue in 2014, moved to a more enterprise service focus. via After reorg, … Continue reading
Agencies have a lot of ways to purchase cloud products and services — several governmentwide acquisition contracts, IT Schedule 70 or even their own contracts. However, with the administration’s cloud-first policy, the General Services Administration wants to make buying cloud even simpler. via Cloud could get its own GSA contract.
There’s a purchasing method used by agencies that accounts for half as many dollars as the GSA Schedule each year with a lower cost of entry and one that represents more significant opportunity for thousands of small business concerns. Continue reading
The FAR Council recently proposed amendments to Part 19 regarding large prime contractors’ subcontracting plans. The amendments require, among other things, that a large prime include in its subcontracting plan the “NAICS code and corresponding size standard of each subcontract” that it will award to a small business. via Reminder: Large Primes Must Assign NAICS … Continue reading