The federal government has finalized a plan to expand compensation reimbursement caps to a large swath of its contracted employees, drawing the ire of its private industry partners. via Is $487K Too Little to Pay Federal Contractors? – Contracting – GovExec.com.
Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition is Jared Serbu’s guest for the full hour on this edition of On DoD. During this week’s show, LaPlante talks with Jared about his five top priorities’ for Air Force acquisition. via On DoD: William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for … Continue reading
The contract expired on May 31, and GSA tried to extend it to November, but 11 vendors protested the extension. The timely protest to the Government Accountability Office required GSA to put a stay on the implementation of the extra six months. via Protests force GSA to suspend governmentwide use of Office Supplies 2 contract … Continue reading
Today, $16.5 billion and 54 agencies later, Alliant continues to provide IT services contract support for partner agencies. via Alliant at 5: It keeps getting better | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Many debates on the issues in government acquisition rely on assumed “facts” that may or may not be based on reality. via Contracting facts and fictions | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
Context, as it relates to government contracting, is a critical element for anyone responsible for supporting decision-making. Without a fundamental understanding of your environment, it’s pretty much impossible to draw conclusions from the information available via public or private sources. via How Do You ‘Connect the Dots’ When You Don’t Know What the ‘Dots’ Mean … Continue reading
In a recent GAO bid protest decision, a procuring agency rejected a joint venture’s proposal for an 8(a) set-aside contract because the joint venture had not been approved by the SBA as of the date of proposal submission. The GAO–relying in part on input from the SBA–held that the rejection was improper. via 8(a) Joint … Continue reading
U.S. Cyber Command is in talks with the Defense Information Systems Agency to give DISA more day-to-day responsibilities for defending DoD networks from cyber threats. via U.S. Cyber Command wants DISA to take greater role in DoD cyber defense – FederalNewsRadio.com.
As part of the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power initiative, improving the Pentagon’s acumen with regard to service contracting has been on the to-do list since the first version of BBP was unveiled in 2010. But DoD and military service officials are giving strong indications that they plan to devote serious effort to the subject … Continue reading
The General Services Administration is using its recently-awarded OASIS contract as a template for transparency, industry cooperation and flexibility on its future contracts, according to the agency. via OASIS: The future of GSA contracting is transparency, flexibility | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.