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114 new commercial buying regs since 2009 highlights why federal procurement needs fixing

Since 2009, the number of clauses around commercial items skyrocketed from 16 to 142, according to a preliminary analysis by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Continue reading

GovCon Voices: A Culture of Compliance

When we talk about the federal contracting industry, one of the first things that comes to mind is compliance. Continue reading

Federal Register: Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to FAR Principles

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Continue reading

Trump Won’t Repeal Obama’s Order Prohibiting Contractor LGBTQ Discrimination

President Donald Trump won’t repeal former President Obama’s 2014 Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue reading

Final Rule: Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory clarifications made by the Small Business Administration regarding the 8(a) program Continue reading

Fair Pay policy a ‘solution in search of a problem’

The Labor Department and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council this week published the final rule and guidance for the policy Continue reading

Low-Hanging Fruit are a FASA-nating Opportunity!

Simplified Acquisitions lower the overall level of risk of doing business and the level of effort associated with issuing and responding to these requirements. Those are good things.

Agencies have increased their use of these streamlined buys. That’s a good thing.

Simplified Acquisitions are reserved for small business concerns and that is the problem. Continue reading

Common Feedback to Unsuccessful Bidders

The post-award debriefing of offerors is one of the opportunities that can be a very valuable tool for companies seeking feedback on their proposals. Continue reading

GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause

In a recent decision, the GAO held (unsurprisingly), that a protester could not challenge the awardee’s supposed failure to comply with FAR 52.236-1 because the clause was omitted from the solicitation. Continue reading

Workshop: Using FPDS-NG to Boost Your GovCon Business – Workshop begins February 1st

If having more robust, accurate and timely information about customers, competitors and opportunities would help your business, check this out! Continue reading