News Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Guidance on Lowest-price Source Selection

AT&L chief provides guidance on appropriate use of LPTA source selection Chuck Schadl    Georgia Tech Contracting Education Academy     March 23, 2015 The Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Frank Kendall distributed a … Continued

Committee Hearing held on bill to protect SDVOSBs

VA Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Rep. McNerney’s Bill to Protect Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB) Washington, DC – Today the House Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing on a bill authored by Rep. Jerry McNerney to protect small … Continued

Alaska legislators protest no-bid justification requirement

Congressional delegation argues for more no-bid federal contracts to Native firms By Dermot Cole    Alaska Dispatch News     March 25, 2015 FAIRBANKS — A federal budget rule requiring written justification for certain no-bid contracts topping $20 million has harmed Alaska Native corporations, … Continued

New Legislation on Small Business Contracting

Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting By Jason Miller   Federal News Radio    March 20, 2015 Instead of just trying to increase the government-wide small business contracting goal, the House Small Business committee is taking a more … Continued

House Bill Would Limit Reverse Auctions

Reverse Auctions Once Again in Lawmaker’s Crosshairs Government   March 20, 2015 Lawmakers are marshaling arguments to restrict the contracting tool called a reverse auction, criticizing agency reliance on a practice dominated by a single private firm at a Thursday … Continued

$1.1 Million Settlement in False Claim of SDVOSB Status

Construction Management Company Agrees to Pay the U.S. Government More than $1.1 Million To Settle a Qui Tam Case Alleging that the Company Falsely Claimed “Disabled Veteran” (SDVOSB) Status National Law Review   March 23, 2015 On March 18, 2015, the … Continued