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Joint Venture Past Performance: Agency Could Consider Work Split

In evaluating a WOSB joint venture’s past performance, the procuring agency considered each joint venture member’s contemplated percentage of effort for the solicitation’s scope of work, and assigned the joint venture past performance ratings based on which member was responsible for particular past performanc Continue reading

“Government Control” Didn’t Affect Electronic Proposal Timeliness, Says GAO

As one contractor recently learned, waiting until the last minute to submit a proposal electronically carries significant risk that the proposal will not be considered timely, even if the proposal reaches the government server in time. Continue reading

Are concerns over the transition to the new telecom contract warranted yet?

The last time the General Services Administration asked agencies to transition to a new telecommunications contract, it took 33 months longer than expected and cost the government an extra $395 million. Continue reading

Missing JV Agreement Sinks Offeror’s Proposal

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that the procuring agency acted properly in excluding the joint venture’s proposal, even though the joint venture’s price was more than $300,000 lower than the lowest-priced awardee’s. Continue reading

UnitedHealthcare protests losing out on federal contracts

UnitedHealthcare has filed protests against a federal decision last month to award two large contracts in military health care to rival insurers. Source: UnitedHealthcare protests losing out on federal contracts – StarTribune.com

Sanofi Pasteur Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Sanofi Pasteur Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans AffairsSanofi-Pasteur has agreed to pay $19,868,194 to resolve claims that it incorrectly calculated drug prices and thereby overcharged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for drugs under two contracts between 2002 and 2011, the Department of Justice announced … Continue reading

GAO: DoD boosted its ‘buying power’ by $10.7 billion in 2016

The media and Congress are quick to point out instances in which Pentagon procurement has gone drastically awry, and rightly so, since it’s public money at stake. Continue reading

Defense Contractors See End of Budget Decline

The Pentagon, as the government’s largest buyer of goods and services, is ending a seven-year drawdown of acquisition spending, according to a study released on Wednesday. Continue reading

GSA May Make Industry Participation in Data Reporting Pilot Optional

The General Services Administration is considering whether to remove a mandate requiring industry partners seeking or renewing a schedule to participate in its Transactional Data Reporting pilot. Continue reading

Defense contracting rebounded in 2016, but R&D spending continues to suffer

A new analysis of government data shows that 2016 may have been the low ebb of Defense contract spending, following six years of steady declines. Continue reading