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Bundling Didn’t Allow Agency to Purchase FSS Open Market Items, GAO Says

In a recent decision, GAO held that it was improper for an agency to buy bundled software packages as Open Market items when another vendor sold the same licenses on its FSS contract as four separate items. 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

Evaluation Of Subcontractor Past Performance Not Required For FSS Procurements

For Federal Supply Schedule procurements, agencies are not required to evaluate past performance references of subcontractors, unless the solicitation provides otherwise. Continue reading

Trust But Verify – What They Don’t Know About Federal Contracts Can Hurt You.

Do you know the difference between a BOA, BPA and GWAC? Understand how agencies leverage Purchase Orders versus Delivery and Task Orders? You’re far from alone if you don’t. However, if you have responsibility for consuming procurement data in the course of developing and implementing strategy to find and win federal contracts (and subcontracts) you might want to ensure you know what you’re looking at, for the sake of money, risk and time. Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Ugly Changes That Almost Were! | GovCon Voices

Originally published February 2, 2017 on GovConVoices Having been a part of the federal contracting community for close to 30 years, I’ve seen quite a few changes in policy and process that have both improved and degraded the ability of small business concerns to participate as contractors and subcontractors. I’m not referring solely to changes … Continue reading

How Small Business Got $500,000 (or More!) in FY2016

For some reading this, $500,000 would be a game-changer and for others it’s more of a nice-to-have, part of the collection that ultimately gets them where they want to be. This piece examines how that happened for small federal contractors during FY2016 and how much of it will likely happen in FY2017. Continue reading

e-Course: What You Don’t Know (About Codes and Contracts) Can Hurt You!

Just imagine for one second that some or a lot of what you know about government contracting is, well… wrong? This e-course will likely take your current understanding of some govcon facts and turn them on their head! Continue reading

Does Kingdomware Apply To Non-VA FSS Orders?

A recent GAO decision suggests, however, that Kingdomware’s impact could be felt beyond the world of VA procurements. Continue reading

GSA CTAs: Each Party Must Hold FSS Contract

Each party to a GSA Schedule Contractor Teaming Arrangement must hold the Federal Supply Schedule contract in question. Continue reading

GAO: Agency’s Order Exceeded BPA Scope

In a recent bid protest decision, GAO held that the agency had erred by attempting to issue a sole-source delivery order for cloud-based email service when the underlying BPA did not envision cloud services. Continue reading