News Monthly Archives: September 2016

Challenges to the 8(a) Program Will Continue

September 30, 2016 D.C. Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program Source: The National Law Review, Jennifer L. Plitsch and Terra White Fulham, September 28, 2016 Earlier this month, in Rothe Development, Inc. v. Department of Defense, the … Continued

Contractors Wanted for 1 to 2 Year Pilot Study by GSA

September 29, 2016 GSA answers vendors concerns about transactional data rule Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, September 20, 2016 The General Services Administration is trying to bring some light to a new acquisition requirement that has industry on edge. … Continued

Secrecy Among All Contract Vehicles Still Exists

September 27, 2016 Lack of Transparency Hurting Government Contracting Source: Washington Technology, Nick Wakeman,  August 26, 2016 We all like it when people agree with us so I have to call attention to a recent LinkedIn posting by Jaime Gracia … Continued

4th Quarter Spending Expected to Decline

September 26, 2016 The Year-End Spending Rush Is On, But It’s Not What It Used to Be Source: Government Executive, Katherine McIntire Peters, September 16, 2016 The federal equivalent of Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. Conventional wisdom … Continued

West Florida PTAC Helps Small Business Win Government Contract

September 21, 2016 Free Service Helps Companies Bid on Government Contracts Source: Crestview News Bulletin, Brian Hughes, September 15, 2016 CRESTVIEW — Advanced Aerial Operations soon starts its first government aerial surveying and mapping job. It’s a contract with city … Continued

Strict Requirements for 8(a) Businesses and Joint Ventures

September 21, 2016 Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, August 25, 2016 An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost … Continued

DoD Falls Short of Goal for Competitive Bid Contracts

September 20, 2016 Pentagon’s Contract-Spending Problem Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, August 24, 2016 The Defense Department continues to spend more than half its contracting dollars without legitimate competition between vendors, according to its Office of Procurement and Acquisition Policy. A … Continued

Keep SAM Profile Updated

September 15, 2016 SAM Profile Mistake Leads to Possible Lost Contract Source: Fox Rothschild, Nicholas T. Solosky, August 25, 2016 Small business owners have lots of items on their to-do lists.  In addition to actually running the business, there are … Continued