News Monthly Archives: March 2016

Contract Management Advice

March 30, 2016 Talking with a procurement icon about post-award contract management Source: FCW, The Lectern, Steve Kelman, February 11, 2016 Deidre (Dee) Lee entered the government in 1978 as a GS-4 contract specialist buying supplies at the U.S. military base … Continued

VOSB and Franchise Agreements Explained

March 25, 2016 Most franchise agreements prevent veteran-owned businesses from becoming verified by VA Source: Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, Chuck Schadl, March 14, 2016 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a fact sheet on the impact of … Continued

GAO Bid Protest Report of 2015 Analysis

March 23, 2016 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Exposes Most Prevalent Grounds for Winning Protests Source: Centre Law & Consulting, Wojciech Kornacki, March 3, 2016 Recently, the GAO has released its annual Bid Protest Report for 2015. In this … Continued

Additional Requirement for a Bid Protest

March 22, 2016 Competitive Prejudice Source: FAR Consulting & Training, Richard D. Lieberman, March 13, 2016 In order to win a bid protest, it isn’t enough for a protester to show that an agency has made an error (violation of … Continued

More is Being Done to Support WOSB

March 21, 2016 Why Are Women-Owned Small Businesses Only Getting 5% Of Government Contracts? Source: FAST Company, Gwen Moran, March 17, 2016 It’s a good news/bad news situation, but the future may be more hopeful. In a quintessential case of good news/bad … Continued

More Government Contracts Being Awarded to WOSB

March 18, 2016 SBA: Federal Government Breaks Contracting Record for Women-Owned Small Businesses Source: SBA, Miguel Ayala, March 2, 2016 For the first time, federal government hits women’s contracting goal; 5.05 percent or $17.8 billion awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses; Senior Administration … Continued

DARPA Needs Input from Techies

March 17, 2016 U.S. seeks ideas from professionals to hobbyists on use of available technologies in terror attacks Source: Computerworld, Patrick Thibodeau, March 15, 2016 Uncle Sam wants your brain power, technical expertise and imagination to help defend the U.S. No enlistment … Continued

Federal Contracting: Getting the Process Started

March 16, 2016 Breaking new ground: How to crack open the federal contracting world Source: Construction DIVE, Kim Slowey, February 11, 2016 When you hear about the billions of federal dollars pouring into state coffers for highway and infrastructure projects or … Continued