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Are RFIs a waste of time and money?

I believe RFIs are a critical tool in helping agencies conduct market research, identify interested companies and eventually narrow the pool of potential bidders, but if the RFI doesn’t turn into a contract opportunity, is government living up to its end of the bargain? Continue reading

Is ‘re-opening’ a GSA schedule really closing a market channel?

In 2010, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), in the name of “Demand Management,” closed Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 75 — Office Products and Supplies (Schedule 75) to new offers. Continue reading

Army seeks help to guard against fake social media accounts

The Army is looking for help from a vendor to find, monitor and get rid of imposter social media accounts. Continue reading

SBA wants contractors to train small business on cyber

To help those businesses improve their cybersecurity postures, the Small Business Administration is developing a training regimen and is looking for vendors to support that effort. Continue reading

Which interpretation of the FAR has us arriving at RFI TMI? – The American Small Business Coalition

A few of my recent posts have addressed federal agency Requests For Information (RFI) that seemed to reach far beyond what could (or should) be considered reasonable. After all, RFI’s and Sources Sought Notices are tools to help agencies assess the viability of their approach to a particular need and/or to determine what part(s) of … Continue reading

DISA Taps Social Media for Reponses to New Network Contract – What’s Brewin – Defense – Nextgov.com

The Defense Information Systems Agency is urging industry to use a social media site originally established by the U.S. Pacific Command in 2000 to respond to its request for information for its next-generation network. via DISA Taps Social Media for Reponses to New Network Contract – What’s Brewin – Defense – Nextgov.com.

GSA posts RFI regarding small-business tablet manufacturers — Washington Technology

As iPads, Galaxy Tabs and PlayBooks become ubiquitous in the private sector, the General Services Administration is conducting market research to determine if small-business manufacturers could meet requirements of a possible governmentwide tablet procurement. via GSA posts RFI regarding small-business tablet manufacturers — Washington Technology.

Air Force considers dumping PCs for 1.2 million thin clients – Nextgov

The Air Force could send personal computers to the junkyard by 2014, depending on the results of a study to replace them with thin clients — 1 million on unclassified networks and 220,000 on classified networks. (38CONS_LGCA_RFI1) via Air Force considers dumping PCs for 1.2 million thin clients – Nextgov.