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ACQUISITION & CONTRACTING

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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

VA Official Accused Of Taking Bribes In Exchange For Contract Information

Newly released court documents have revealed an elaborate scheme with a Veterans Affairs insider, who was accepting bribes for lucrative government contracts. Source: VA Official Accused Of Taking Bribes In Exchange For Contract Information « CBS Denver

GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Eight days after addressing Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the General Services Administration on Thursday pivoted to the Irma storm aimed at Florida, relaxing certain contracting rules to encourage speed and local awards. Continue reading