Agencies had Improperly Used Bridge Contracts

April 4, 2016 Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Says Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, February 4, 2016 The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the … Continued

The Rule of Two to small business procurements explained

March 1, 2016 GAO: Rule of Two Not Satisfied Where Businesses Do Not Manufacture Products Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, February 16, 2016 Where an agency buys manufactured goods, the FAR’s Rule of Two is satisfied when two or small business manufacturers … Continued

GAO Raises Issues with Bridge Contracts

November 1, 2015 ‘Bridge Contracts’ Risk Overpayments Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, October 15, 2015 Temporary extensions of contracts without competitive bids, a common practice at many large agencies, may waste money and misallocate staff time if the government … Continued

Changes are Needed to the Buy Indian Act

Buy Indian Act: 105 Years (And Counting) Of Frustration The Buy Indian Act regulations are finally in place. Source: SmallGovCOn, Article written by Steven Kiprince, published August 12, 2015 In 1910, William Howard Taft lived in the White House, the … Continued

GSA Sources Sought for possible set-aside

Sources Sought for full building maintenance services – Responses due September 14th. The following sources sought notice was released by GSA.  If they receive sufficient responses, this valuable procurement for Full Maintenance performance based services at multiple federal buildings and … Continued

Pass/Fail Past Performance Evaluation:

No Comparison Required Source: SmallGovCon, Article written by Steven Koprince, published July 21, 2015 Where a solicitation contemplated a “pass/fail” evaluation of past performance, and stated that an offeror without relevant past performance would nonetheless be rated “Acceptable,” there was … Continued