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Contracting and Procurement

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SAGE™ is Small Biz GovCon Growth, Simplified.

The Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ is the culmination of the support we’ve provided to countless small federal contractors since 2004 that has produced revenues and the all important ‘foot in the door’ for many of them. Continue reading

Innovating federal contracting: Be careful what you wish for

We’re all aware of — and perhaps have participated in — the criticism of today’s model of contracting with the federal government. Continue reading

DoD to begin piloting replacement for Common Access Card after Christmas

DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen said he had asked the IT industry to submit proposals for advanced ID management technologies that deliver “ten factor” security without the use of smart cards or any other additional hardware, and that four such proposals are already on his desk awaiting his review Continue reading

DoD about to revamp its processes for buying business IT systems

If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems. Continue reading

Federal CIOs tell Congress: We want power to halt contracts

Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements Continue reading

Cost Realism: Agency Must Evaluate Employee Compensation Rates

the GAO held that an agency erred by basing its realism evaluation on offerors’ fully burdened labor rates, without considering whether the direct rates of compensation were sufficient to recruit and retain qualified personnel. Continue reading

VA begins $25B services competition for vet-owned companies

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation notice for a 10-year, $25 billion, professional services contract known as VECTOR Continue reading

GSA to Offer Cloud-Based Contract Writing System Next Year

The General Services Administration will offer a new service to federal agencies next year designed to speed up contract writing. Continue reading

Agency’s Reliance on Unstated Evaluation Criteria Leads to Sustained Protest

A solicitation’s evaluation criteria are tremendously important. Continue reading

GAO greenlights $58 billion in DoD TRICARE awards, denying nine industry protests

The protests were widely expected because of the sheer dollar volume of the contracts Continue reading