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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

Small Business Contracting: Actions Needed to Demonstrate and Better Review Compliance with Select Requirements for Small Business Advocates

Demonstrated compliance with selected section 15(k) requirements for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) varied across the 24 agencies GAO surveyed. Continue reading

Small Business Set-Asides: When The “Rule Of Two” Becomes The “Rule Of One”

An agency isn’t required to cancel a small business set-aside solicitation if the agency learns that one of the small businesses upon whom the set-aside decision rested is no longer small. Continue reading

Bankruptcy Pending, But Contractor Still Wins Award

Contracting officers have wide discretion to determine that a business can perform the work in question—even if the business is about to enter bankruptcy. Continue reading

GAO upholds bid protest on Labor contract 

When the Labor Department went looking for a contractor to run its Job Corps center in Los Angeles, it eventually settled on a nearly $100 million contract to Management and Training Corporation, ending the center’s relationship with the YWCA, which had run the center for the past 52 years. Source: Joesph Petrillo: GAO upholds bid protest on Labor contract … Continue reading

Failure to File Timely Comments Leads to Dismissed Protest 

When my nephew started kindergarten, his vocabulary expanded to include a new phrase: “Rules are rules, and you have to follow the rules!” Continue reading

Contractor’s Email Leads to Lost Contract, Denied Protest

Generally speaking, government contractors know that part of the cost of doing business with the federal government is some loss of autonomy. Continue reading

How data analytics can help save agencies money

GAO hopes these initiatives will make agencies more efficient and save money by reducing improper payments. Continue reading

Can Census deliver 2020 on budget?

Lawmakers and watchdogs are going to stress out over the 2020 Census right up until it’s completed. Continue reading

“In Scope” vs. “Out of Scope” Modifications: GAO Explains The Difference

An “out of scope” modification, on the other hand, is improper–and may be protested at GAO. Continue reading