News Monthly Archives: April 2015

Affiliation does not rest on CVE Verification

VA CVE Verification Does Not Provide Affiliation Shield, Says SBA OHA By Steven Koprince Even if the VA Center for Verification and Evaluation has found that a service-disabled veteran “unconditionally” controls a SDVOSB, the SBA may nonetheless determine that other … Continued

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch visits Virginia PTAC

DLA Director learns about small-business support By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Garas   April 29, 2015 Being a little fish in a big pond can be challenging. Few people seem to understand this better than small business owners. Eleanor … Continued

Follow on to 8(a) contract can be Sole source

8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced By Steven Koprince   April 24, 2015 An 8(a) contract was properly awarded on a sole source basis to a tribally-owned entity, even though the contract was a follow-on to a … Continued

Florida Telemarketer Offering GSA Work Files for Bankruptcy

Florida Telemarketer Offering GSA Work Files for Bankruptcy Source: Wall Street Journal, Bankruptcy Beat, Written by Katy Stech, April 17, 2015 A Florida telemarketing firm that the state’s consumer watchdog has called a scam filed for bankruptcy protection. Facing a … Continued

Navy veteran Delaware Small Business Person of Year

Navy veteran Delaware Small Business Person of Year Source: Scott Goss, The News Journal April 11, 2015 Nearly all small business owners take pride in their work. But for U.S. Navy veteran Brad Winemiller, tending to the grounds of veterans … Continued

NAVAIR says it’s working to improve contracts process

NAVAIR says it’s working to improve contracts process Source: SoMdNews, by Nicole Clark, April 10, 2015 Fiscal constraints tied to reduced Pentagon spending are making it difficult for some St. Mary’s contracting firms to remain competitive and provide the level … Continued

DOE Issues ESPC IDIQ Solicitation

Deadline for Response April 29, 2015 On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a request for proposals (RFP) solicitation for the implementation of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) at U.S. federal government sites worldwide. The intent … Continued

DoD Buyers’ Views on the Aquisition Process

6 Charts That Show What Defense Personnel Really Think About the Acquisition Process In a poll, the Pentagon’s weapons buyers lay out their biggest concerns. Source: By Katherine Peters, Defense One     November 11, 2014 While the mid-term elections have raised uncertainty … Continued

DoD Memo Clarifies use of LPTA in Source Selection

Is DoD Moving Away from LPTA? Source: Washington Technology, by Bob Lohfeld     April 7, 2015 Industry has long objected to the use of lowest priced, technically acceptable procurement strategies for technical/professional services and complex solution procurements, and it now appears … Continued