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Claim Under VA FSS Task Order Should Have Gone To GSA

It’s a well-known aspect of federal contracting: if a contractor wishes to formally dispute a matter of contract performance, the contractor should file a claim with the contracting officer. Continue reading

VA begins $25B services competition for vet-owned companies

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a solicitation notice for a 10-year, $25 billion, professional services contract known as VECTOR Continue reading

VA Rule of Two Applies to Multiple-Award IDIQs

Good news for veteran-owned contractors: the VA’s SDVOSB and VOSB “Rule of Two” applies even when the VA issues a solicitation for a multiple-award IDIQ contract. Continue reading

It’s Baaaack: Kingdomware Case Set For Argument On February 22, 2016

The Supreme Court’s decision is good news for SDVOSBs and VOSBs, which got a bit of a scare when the Supreme Court abruptly yanked the case from its docket in November. Continue reading

VA Proposes SDVOSB Program Overhaul – SmallGovCon

The VA is proposing a major overhaul to its SDVOSB program regulations–including the rules governing ownership and control. Continue reading

Big changes coming to VA OI&T — FCW

LaVerne Council, the new IT chief at the Department of Veterans Affairs, knows that details don’t inspire a crowd. Source: Big changes coming to VA OI&T — FCW

Six Years of Increased Federal Spending for Small Business

As the results trickle in for the final spend of Fiscal Year 2015, it appears agency obligations made under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures will again increase by one billion dollars. Continue reading

Is the Federal Supply Schedule Program ‘Unsinkable’ Too?

As GSA seeks input about waiving the two-year requirement for the GSA IT 70 Supply Schedule, the image that comes to mind is passengers boarding the Titanic after the iceberg strike! Continue reading

2016 NDAA is Code for ‘Game Changer’ in Federal Contracting.

Let’s not beat around the bush. The proposed 2016 NDAA contains several approaches intended to help agencies cut costs and improve performance, but one in particular is focused on increased utilization of a streamlined purchasing method used by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. If it’s still there when the latest DoD spending bill becomes law, it will result in transformative change to agency procurement and significant economic impact to small and small disadvantaged federal contractors. Continue reading

Breaking Down Uncle Sam’s Q4 Spend.

There are fewer than thirty days left in FY15, so let’s look at some of the dots that show how agencies do their spending from July through September, the legendary fourth quarter of the federal fiscal year and rustle up some business to close the year on a high note. Continue reading