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ACQUISITION & CONTRACTING

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Riding the Wave of Simplified Buying

 Agencies are already on-track for another record-breaking fiscal year in Simplified Acquisition spending without the benefit of the increased obligations that will surely occur due to the threshold increase, coupled with a late-arriving budget. Continue reading

Fair Opportunity is Not the Best Value

For me, fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns. Continue reading

Industry Struggles with Ever Changing Acquisition Rules

Increasingly, the “state of the art” is being defined by the commercial marketplace, without government participation and often without its access to the resulting technological advances. Continue reading

Tim DiNapoli: DoD has trouble closing contracts

The government has a problem with closure. Continue reading

Former Army officer charged with conspiracy to bribe and commit fraud in government contracts

A conspiracy charge was lodged Monday in U.S. District Court against Calvin Devear Lawyer that charges him with conspiracy, a crime punishable by up to five years. 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

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

How the House wants to make federal procurement less complex, more competitive

As the House and Senate go to conference to solve differences in the Defense authorization bill in the next few weeks, the acquisition community will be watching Section 801 of the lower chamber’s bill closely. Continue reading