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ACQUISITION & CONTRACTING

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Indefinite Delivery Contracts Make Up a Third of Agency Awards

The sometimes-controversial contract type known as indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity accounted for an annual $130 billion of agency awards from 2011-2015 Continue reading

27 Percent Of DoD Mentor-Protege Agreements May Be Deficient, GAO Says

The GAO estimates that 27 percent of DoD mentor-protege agreements are deficient. Continue reading

Claim Under VA FSS Task Order Should Have Gone To GSA

It’s a well-known aspect of federal contracting: if a contractor wishes to formally dispute a matter of contract performance, the contractor should file a claim with the contracting officer. Continue reading

Proposed SBA Rule Adopts 2017 NAICS Codes

A proposed SBA rule change published Tuesday, April 18, would incorporate the 2017 NAICS code revision into the SBA’s size standards table. Continue reading

DoD in process of splitting responsibilities for two new acquisition offices

The Pentagon is doing preliminary work on splicing its acquisition office into two distinct areas: research and engineering, and day-to-day business acquisitions, Continue reading

GSA officials move to source selection phase for Alliant 2

the Alliant 2 Unrestricted contract has moved to the source selection phase and would be contacting bidders to verify information related to their financial form 527 submissions and the small business subcontracting plans. Continue reading

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