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Trust But Verify – What They Don’t Know About Federal Contracts Can Hurt You.

Do you know the difference between a BOA, BPA and GWAC? Understand how agencies leverage Purchase Orders versus Delivery and Task Orders? You’re far from alone if you don’t. However, if you have responsibility for consuming procurement data in the course of developing and implementing strategy to find and win federal contracts (and subcontracts) you might want to ensure you know what you’re looking at, for the sake of money, risk and time. Continue reading

Are contractors worrying too much over GSA’s data rule?

Many government contractors are worried, fearful and in disbelief about the General Services Administration’s implementation of its Transactional Data Rule. Continue reading

For CEOs with Government Contracts, Life is about to get Easier

Another piece of regulation introduced by the Obama administration has just been placed firmly on the chopping block. Continue reading

GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented

Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. Continue reading

GSA moves one step closer to replacing DUNS

The General Services Administration took an important step toward reducing its reliance on a proprietary business entity identifier system in government contracting. Continue reading

U.S. government doubles down on energy performance contracts

The federal government is boosting the use of contracts to save energy that require no upfront capital costs or special appropriations from Congress. Continue reading

Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid

In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals confirmed that there are “four key factors” that are strongly suggestive of ostensible subcontractor affiliation–especially if the subcontractor will perform a large percentage of the overall contract work. Continue reading

White House prepping government reorg executive order

The White House is preparing a new executive order to require agencies to plan and suggest ways to reorganize the government. Continue reading

Larry Allen: Federal contracting world faces uncertaintly

Federal contractors can be forgiven if they’re a little unsure of what to do over the next year. Continue reading

Variety of management issues on DHS’ plate for 2017

top-level leadership is going to be key to helping the agency’s multiple components improve management functions and strengthen the workforce. Continue reading