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GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause

In a recent decision, the GAO held (unsurprisingly), that a protester could not challenge the awardee’s supposed failure to comply with FAR 52.236-1 because the clause was omitted from the solicitation. Continue reading

OPM Rushed to Award $20M Post-Hack Contract — and Ran Afoul of Federal Contracting Rules, IG Says

In addition, OPM contracting officials incorrectly used a blanket purchase agreement to award the contract “and millions of taxpayer dollars were put at risk for waste or loss,” his report concluded. Continue reading

OPM’s $20 Million Contract for Post-Hack ID Protection Violated Federal Contracting Rules

Investigators turned up “significant deficiencies” in the process of awarding the contract to Winvale Group and its subcontractor CSID, OPM IG Patrick McFarland wrote in the memo, which was first made public today. Continue reading

CSC, Netcracker fined for using uncleared coders in classified DISA work — FCW

Between 2008 and 2013, NetCracker allegedly used employees who lacked security clearances to perform work when it knew the contract required those individuals to have clearance, resulting in CSC recklessly submitting false claims for payment to DISA. Continue reading

VA official orders halt to reverse auctions — Federal Computer Week

This makes you wonder what impact this will have on other agencies and their use of reverse auctions, as well as the recent investments by Ted Leonsis and Steve Case in FedBid? – GovConChannelChief The Veterans Affairs Department ordered its Veterans Health Administration contracting offices to stop using reverse auctions until further notice, according to … Continue reading