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GSA decision to debar contractor is overruled after judge calls it ‘arbitrary and capricious’

The former government contractor who was busted for hacking into a non-federal competitor’s network is back. Continue reading

U.S. GAO – Federal Contracting: Additional Management Attention and Action Needed to Close Contracts and Reduce Audit Backlog

Closing contracts ensures the government receives goods or services at the agreed price. Continue reading

Four Men Charged in DOD Bribery and Kickback Conspiracy

Two companion indictments were unsealed today charging four men with participating in a bribery and kickback conspiracy involving a contract for the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DOD OIG) Continue reading

Federal Register :: Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2017 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is adopting, without change, its proposed revisions to small business size standards. Continue reading

Release of Claims Can’t Be Undone by Refusing Government Payment

In Central Texas Express Metalwork LLC d/b/a Express Contracting, ASBCA No. 61109, (Sept. 7, 2017), the ASBCA reviewed an appeal of contractor CTEM, which had contracted to repair and replace certain HVAC systems at an Air Force base for $2,457,237. After partial performance, CTEM submitted a request for equitable adjustment for $643,841.88 in increased costs due to the … Continue reading

SBA Proposes Rules For SDVOSB/VOSB CVE Protests & Appeals

The SBA has proposed rules to enable contractors to file protests with the SBA OHA challenging the SDVOSB or VOSB status of a company included in the VA’s CVE VetBiz database.  Continue reading

Huntsville Defense Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding DTRA, NASA

A federal judge last week sentenced a Huntsville defense contractor on criminal charges of falsely obtaining Small Business Innovation Research contracts Continue reading

GSA launches beta version of new SAM.gov site

The General Services Administration unveiled a test site for the new version of its procurement portal, both giving industry a peek at what’s to come and soliciting its advice. Continue reading

OPM names new CIO just as it begins initiative to modernize electronic personnel file

The Office of Personnel Management has a new chief information officer. Continue reading

Compusearch Acquires FedBid, Bringing Together Two Industry Leaders in Federal Purchasing, Spend Management

“We are excited to bring FedBid’s online marketplace into the Compusearch family of products and services,” said Reid Jackson, CEO of Compusearch. Continue reading