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Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks JV’s Bid

An 8(a) joint venture was unable to show that its mentor-protege agreement had been renewed by the SBA for a particular year–and the missing reauthorization caused the joint venture to be ineligible for a small business set-aside contract. Continue reading

8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify for SDVOSB Set-Aside

An 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture didn’t qualify for an SDVOSB set-aside because the mentor firm was not a small business. Continue reading

GSA stakes claim on tech innovation with new business line

The new business line will continue the work being done at GSA’s two primary innovation arms: the Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F, part of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Continue reading

8(a) Program: Utah SBA Imposes Tough Restrictions on JVs & MPAs

The SBA’s Utah District Office has imposed tough new restrictions on the approval of 8(a) mentor-protege agreements and joint ventures. Continue reading

Is NBIB another ‘house of cards’?

The bureau, which the White House created on Jan. 22, will be housed at the Office of Personnel Management, and NBIB’s leader will report to the OPM director. Continue reading

DOD: $6.7B cyber budget would propel capabilities

The U.S. military has steadily built a cadre of computer specialists who could use additional tools and training to ply their trade, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee. Continue reading

Discussions Lead to Protest Problems for Agencies

What caught my eye last week were two sustained protests for (essentially, broadly speaking, and a million other caveats) the same reason, released just days apart. Continue reading

Pentagon Rule Would Deepen Dialogue with Major Industry Contractors

Following through on its Better Buying Power procurement reforms, the Defense Department on Tuesday published a proposed rule that would require major contractors who seek reimbursements for their independent research and development to alert the Pentagon before committing. Continue reading

Amid Protest, Window Closing for Bids on $50 Billion Networking Deal

Because the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract is so vital – and enormous in both dollar value and scope – GSA spent several years laying the groundwork before beginning to accept bids in October. Continue reading

GSA opens acquisition gateway to the public

“The public will have access to as much of the Acquisition Gateway as possible and will experience the same user-centric design as federal users,” Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Continue reading