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Hack Response: Notarized Letters Now Required for SAM.gov

This move comes after the General Services Administration acknowledged on March 22 that the inspector general is looking into a hack of the SAM.gov database Continue reading

Agencies Increasingly Need Help With Complex Professional Services Contracts

he Office of Assisted Acquisition Services has seen double-digit growth over that last two years and is expecting to do so again over the next two years. Continue reading

GSA Wants Streamlined Offer Forms

The MAS program will be releasing a draft of the new policy in “two-and-a-half to three months,” said Tiffany Hixson, GSA assistant commissioner for the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories Continue reading

GSA says rule change will simplify Schedule buys, reduce proliferation of multiple-award contracts

Until now, there was no way for agencies to buy products and services from GSA’s Schedules program while simultaneously getting the ancillary services and goods they might need to actually make use of them. Continue reading

New GSA administrator seeks to shine light where the shadows of federal procurement live

Since its inception, GSA’s schedules program has been hidden behind a wall where only vendors with a contract could see the solicitations and awards. Continue reading

Agencies now have 31 new ways to buy professional services

The OASIS and OASIS SB contracts enable agencies to acquire a broad range of services, such as program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific and financial services, all under one contract. Continue reading

MultiBrief: How SBA’s latest changes affect small contractors

SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program has been around since the early 1970s, and it aims to allow small construction businesses to bid for government projects (federal, state or local) that would otherwise be out of their reach Continue reading

Battle over $50B Alliant 2 IT contract goes to court

Five protests were filed in late November after GSA made 61 awards for the Alliant 2 full-and-open track out of 170 total bids to leave many disappointed they missed out. Continue reading

GSA launches beta version of new SAM.gov site

The General Services Administration unveiled a test site for the new version of its procurement portal, both giving industry a peek at what’s to come and soliciting its advice. Continue reading

GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Eight days after addressing Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the General Services Administration on Thursday pivoted to the Irma storm aimed at Florida, relaxing certain contracting rules to encourage speed and local awards. Continue reading