News Monthly Archives: July 2016

Contracting Fairness Being Examined in Washington

July 27, 2016 Increased contract competition contributes to good government Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, July 8, 2016 Contracting fairness is not about eliminating government jobs. That’s the message members of Congress and federal contracting and public policy experts … Continued

New and Improved FedMall to be Introduced

July 26, 2016 FedMall Town Hall Meeting – August 17, 2016 Source: FEDBIZOPPS.GOV, July 21, 2016 Solicitation Number: DPAP-Notice-2016-07-21 Notice Type: Special Notice Synopsis: FedMall Town Hall Meeting – August 17, 2016 The Department of Defense Electronic Mall (DOD EMALL) … Continued

Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program Finalized

July 7, 2016 SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, July 22, 2016 The SBA has finalized its “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. In a final rule scheduled to be published in the Federal … Continued

Reporting Changes Coming to GSA

July 13, 2016 Vendors could save millions with new GSA reporting requirement Source: Federal Times, Aaron Boyd, June 22, 2016 The General Services Administration is publishing a final rule on June 23 for what it’s calling the “most transformational changes … Continued

Letter about Formal Protest Sent to US Army

July 11, 2016 Palantir lambastes Army over $206 million contract bidding Source: STARS AND STRIPES, Lizette Chapman, June 21, 2016   Palantir Technologies Inc. sent a letter to the U.S. Army saying it intends to sue over the way the … Continued

WOSB Certifiers Examined

July 7, 2016 WOSB Third-Party Certification: Which Certifier To Use? Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, June 9, 2016 Women-owned small businesses are increasingly seeking to become certified through one of four SBA-approved third-party WOSB certifiers.  But which third-party certifier to use? … Continued

Unpriced Schedule May be in the Future

July 6, 2016 A future where price is no longer a factor for many RFPs Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, June 13, 2016 The General Services Administration first brought up the concept of having an “unpriced” schedule a year … Continued