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SBA Publishes List Of Active “All Small” Mentor-Protege Agreements

The SBA has published a list of active All Small mentor-protege agreements. 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

DHS Achieves an Acquisition First for the Agency

The Homeland Security Department’s acquisition struggles have been in Congress’ crosshairs for years 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

GSA May Make Industry Participation in Data Reporting Pilot Optional

The General Services Administration is considering whether to remove a mandate requiring industry partners seeking or renewing a schedule to participate in its Transactional Data Reporting pilot. Continue reading

IT commoditization drives assisted acquisitions to focus on professional services

As IT modernization goes mainstream and everyone and his brother moves to the cloud, federal agencies are building the kind of acquisition expertise they need to make IT contracting routine. Continue reading

How DHS’ acquisition oversight strategy is picking up steam

For the first time since GAO began its annual review of major DHS acquisition programs, all 26 had an approved baseline, according to a new report. Continue reading

Progress impeded, acquisition workforce anxious as bid protests continue to multiply

If you want to strike a nerve with federal acquisition managers, bring up bid protests. Continue reading

Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

Two senators are urging Congress’s investigative arm to probe the adverse impacts of President’s hiring freeze. Continue reading

Amid fraud threats, IRS turns to private firms for help collecting late taxes

Beginning this month, the IRS is contracting with four firms to collect on overdue tax accounts Continue reading