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VA Suspends SDVOSB/VOSB Applications Effective May 21

According to a notice posted on the VA OSDBU website, the suspension will affect “both new applications and applications for re-verification.” Continue reading

GAO Releases Updated Bid Protest Guide

This Guide is packed with useful information and tips about using EPDS and about the protest process in general. Continue reading

Education Dept. cancels contracts with two firms to collect on student debt

The U.S. Department of Education is rescinding lucrative contracts awarded to two companies to collect overdue student loans after several rivals protested the selection of the firms Continue reading

Former Bureau of Prisons Employee Agrees to Pay $50,000 to Resolve Anti-Kickback Act Allegations

In May 2017, IMS and its former president, Jerry Heftler, agreed to pay more than $2.4 million to resolve their civil liability arising from the alleged scheme. Continue reading

Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Sentenced to 87 Months for Bribery and Fraud

A former contractor at the Military Sealift Command was sentenced to 87 months for his role in a bribery and fraud conspiracy through which he received nearly $3 million in bribes from approximately 1999 to approximately 2014. Source: Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Sentenced to 87 Months for Bribery and Fraud | OPA | Department … Continue reading

Pentagon still doing business with contractor that allegedly spent tax dollars on luxury cars

‘Why in the world we are still doing business with these crooks?” McCaskill asked Mattis. Continue reading

Federal Register :: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Task- and Delivery-Order Protests

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to raise the threshold for task-and delivery-order protests Continue reading

Pentagon seeks to limit bid protests in federal court

The Defense Department is proposing legislation to impose new constraints on government contractors’ ability to protest federal agencies’ award decisions, including by rolling back their rights to file bid protests in federal court. Currently, companies who believe an agency mishandled a contract award have two independent forums to file protests: the Government Accountability Office and the … Continue reading

Reform panel on track to cut DoD-specific acquisition regs by half

The Defense Department is making major progress in weeding out what it views as outdated and unnecessary acquisition rules. Continue reading

Masstech, Richard Lee, And Arnold Lee To Pay U.S. $1.9 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To Small Business Innovation Research Awards

Columbia-based MassTech, Inc., its former Chief Executive Officer, Arnold Lee, and its former Chief Financial Officer, Richard Lee, have agreed to pay the United States $1.9 million to resolve allegations that MassTech falsely certified it was a small business concern in order to obtain Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) awards. Source: Masstech, Richard Lee, And … Continue reading