News Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dump-DUNS caucus weighs in on the Data Act

By Adam Mazmanian  for      May 15, 2015 Open government activists have a long-standing dislike for the DUNS number, the proprietary business identifier used in government procurement. The problem as they see it is that because the Dun & Bradstreet’s … Continued

SBA Facing Renewed Accusations on Small Business Set Asides

Advocacy Group Accuses SBA of Misapplying Law on Small Business Set-Asides As it celebrates National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration is facing renewed accusations that its efforts to reserve work for small contractors have been distorted by accounting … Continued

2016 NDAA Changes Simplified Acquisition Threshold

Simplified Acquisition Threshold To $500,000? House Proposes Huge Increase The simplified acquisition threshold would increase to $500,000 under the version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act currently before the U.S. House of Representatives. If the House proposal ultimately becomes … Continued

Contractor Files GAO Protest Over Suspension

GAO Doubles Down On FedBid/COC Ruling The GAO has sustained a second protest based upon FedBid’s suspension of a contractor from its system. For the second time in less than one week, the GAO held that the contractor’s suspension from … Continued