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GSA’s New Contract With Dun & Bradstreet Draws Mixed Reaction

But some transparency advocates consider the step insufficient. Continue reading

Major GSA schedule update is a parity play

For vendors proposing ODCs or OLMs, they must get at least three quotes for anything over the micro-purchase threshold of $3,500. Continue reading

Fair Pay policy a ‘solution in search of a problem’

The Labor Department and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council this week published the final rule and guidance for the policy Continue reading

Alliant 2 Deadline Extended

The new proposal deadline for Alliant 2 Unrestricted—valued at potentially $50 billion—is Sept. 13, and Sept. 12 for Alliant 2 Small Business, which could be worth up to $15 billion. Continue reading

Is LPTA dead, or being rebranded?

With proposed salaries in a tighter range, there will be more focus on basis of estimates (how many Full Time Equivalents? (FTEs)) for fixed price work, forward pricing of indirect rates (especially for small businesses in anticipation of large contract wins), tighter profit margins, more fair competition, and a renewed emphasis on creative solutions vs. creative (read “unrealistic”) pricing. Continue reading

Time is ripe to dump the DUNS, industry data group says

OMB leaders indicated at a recent DATA Coalition summit that they will conduct an alternatives analysis to the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, which the federal government uses through a contract with the company Dun & Bradstreet. Continue reading

Shay Assad is Maligned, His Pro-Taxpayer Initiatives Blocked

Despite the ample evidence of overpayments that ought to legitimate Assad’s pro-taxpayer efforts, contractors’ moves to impede his progress through congressional action have worked Continue reading

DOD slammed on ENCORE III contracting

Two federal contracting groups want changes to the selection criteria in the Defense Department’s upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract. Continue reading

Strategic sourcing: Evolving or devolving?

GSA announced in March that it’s asking for industry feedback on three options for reopening Schedule 75 as part of its market research. Source: Strategic sourcing: Evolving or devolving?

SEMINAR: GSA ALLIANT 2 and VETS2 GWACs – Outrunning the Bear 4/29 in Chevy Chase, MD

If your company is considering pursuit of the upcoming GSA ALLIANT 2 Unrestricted, GSA ALLIANT 2 Small Business or GSA VETS2 GWACs, and you (a) don’t know your score, (b) don’t know your ranking (c) don’t know the ‘cut’ score, and (d) don’t know the rankings of the competition, you’re likely about to make a bad and very costly decision. Continue reading