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An Analysis of 2017 Government Contracting

October 24, 2016 Five trends shaping federal contracts in fiscal 2017 Source: Bloomberg Government, Duncan Amos, October 11, 2016 After years of decline, government contracting may increase in fiscal 2017. Relatively flat spending decreases in recent years and increased budgets … Continued

New Acquisition Framework is Being Developed

October 21, 2016 Cutting through the Red Tape to Faster, Smarter Acquisition Source: GovTechWorks, Tobias Naegele, October 12, 2016 The fundamental mismatch between the speed of acquisition and the speed of government is an endless topic of conversation among government … Continued

Learn These Terms to Protect Your Business

October 18, 2016 The Dotted Line: 5 of the most commonly misinterpreted terms in construction contracts Source: ConstructionDIVE, Kim Slowey, October 4, 2016 People are fallible, and misunderstandings are a part of life. Construction work is no exception. However, when … Continued

Offeror’s Need to Adhere to Solicitation Requirements

October 17, 2016 Insufficient Experience Information Sinks Offeror’s Proposal Source: SmallGovCon, Candace Shields, September 28, 2016 An offeror’s failure to provide the type of past performance information mandated by a solicitation led to the offeror’s elimination from consideration for a  … Continued

Fair Pay and Safe Workspaces Rule Set to Take Effect

October 14, 2016 Contractors Group Files Suit Against ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, October 11, 2016 President Obama’s long-controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule—set to take effect Oct. 25—is being challenged in district … Continued

Entrepreneurs Challenges to Attending Conferences

October 13, 2016 Where Are All the Startups? Source: Defense One, Caroline Houck, October 3, 2016 Pentagon leaders regularly tout Silicon Valley innovation, but entrepreneurs seem largely absent from the largest defense industry events Wander the exhibit floors of the … Continued

New Roles for Private and Public Sector Contract Managers

October 12, 2016 Changing the Role of Contract Managers Source: Federal Times, Michael P, Fischetti,NCMA, September 26, 2016 The role of today’s “contract manager” continues to change. How and why it is doing so depends on one’s perspective, but from … Continued