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GSA, OMB detail legislative fixes needed to implement e-commerce portals

The implementation plan GSA and the Office of Management and Budget delivered to Congress on March 15 called for the commercial e-commerce “portals” to be up and running by the end of fiscal 2019. Continue reading

House attempt to streamline commercial buying runs into trouble in Senate

The version of the annual Defense authorization bill being debated on the floor of the Senate this week sets up a potential conflict for one of the major acquisition reforms contained in the House’s version: An attempt to streamline and encourage the use of the Defense Department’s procedures for buying commercial goods and services. Source: … Continue reading

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

A contractors group was pushing committee leaders to reject a Pentagon proposal to curb time-consuming bid protests. Continue reading

Good News for DoD Contractors: Enhanced Post-Award Debriefing Requirements are on Their Way! 

This change is likely a response to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s (“OFPP”) January 5, 2017 memorandum. Continue reading

2018 NDAA: Changes to the HUBZone Program

The HUBZone program is once again undergoing some changes thanks to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act–but note that some of these changes are not effective until January 1, 2020. Continue reading

DoD Bid Protests Are “Exceedingly Uncommon,” New Study Finds

The detailed report, which was prepared at the behest of Congress, concludes that DoD bid protests are “exceedingly uncommon,” and typically aren’t frivolous. Continue reading

2018 NDAA Bans Some LPTA Procurements

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act continues this trend by completely prohibiting the use of LPTA procedures for certain major defense acquisition programs. Continue reading

2018 NDAA Increases Civilian Micro-Purchase Threshold to $10,000

The 2018 NDAA increases the standard micro-purchase threshold applicable to civilian agencies from $3,000 to $10,000. Continue reading

4 changes in the NDAA that contractors need to know

The version of the NDAA the Senate passed and sent back to the House for approval last week was 1,266 pages long Continue reading

How the House wants to make federal procurement less complex, more competitive

As the House and Senate go to conference to solve differences in the Defense authorization bill in the next few weeks, the acquisition community will be watching Section 801 of the lower chamber’s bill closely. Continue reading