News Monthly Archives: December 2015

Colorado PTAC Receives Project of the Year Award

December 30, 2015 Colorado PTAC is awarded the El Paso County 2015 Economic Development Project of the Year Source: Colorado PTAC, Gary Henry, December 29, 2015 The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) received the El Paso County Economic Development … Continued

SBA Seeking Input on Certification of WOSB and EDWOSB

December 28, 2015 Certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) Source: SBA, Claudia Rodgers, December 23, 2015 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking input and comments on certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses … Continued

A Better Way to Purchase IT?

December 24, 2015 Tech industry offers six ways for feds to buy better IT Source: fedscoop, Greg Otto, December 10, 2015 Four tech business groups want to add new ways for the government to be flexible and collaborative when it … Continued

Results of Better Buying Power Policy

December 23, 2015 DoD says acquisition reforms working, won’t create new policy next year Listen to Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall discuss the Defense Department’s acquisition reforms. Source: Federal News Radio, Scott Maucione, December 2, 2015 A statistical analysis released … Continued

New Opportunities for Procurement Professionals

December 22, 2015 Going Beyond Jack of All Trades Source: Government Executive, Timothy W. Cooke, November 23, 2015 The White House-driven category management initiative offers important new opportunities for procurement professionals. For the first time, for example, they have a … Continued

SBA Seeking Input on WOSB/EDWOSB Certification

December 18, 2015 Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking poses many questions – Deadline February 16,2016 In today’s Federal Register, SBA published a somewhat unusually crafted “advance notice of proposed rulemaking” regarding the certifications of Woman-owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically … Continued

A Result of Failing to Follow the Contract Dispute Act

December 16, 2015 Avoiding Invoice Non-Payment:  How To Get Paid And How Not To Get Paid! Failure to follow the requirements of the Contract Dispute Act can result in not getting paid for work completed.  Richard Lieberman explains one such case. … Continued

Congress wants DOD to Use More Commercial Items and Services

December 14, 2015 Congress Weighs In on Defense Procurement Gaps Source: Government Executive, Stan Soloway, November 30, 2015 There is still a significant schizophrenia within the government generally, and particularly in the Defense Department, over the use of commercial items … Continued