News Monthly Archives: September 2017

Legislation Signed to Keep Government Operating

September 19, 2017 Trump Signs Funding Measure to Avert Shutdown Government Executive, Erich Wagner, September 8, 2017 President Trump on Friday signed legislation staving off a government shutdown and default until early December and appropriating $15.25 billion for hurricane relief … Continued

Federal Agency Contact Obligations Still Unspent

September 18, 2017 Companies scramble for $98 billion in federal contract spending Bloomberg Government, Paul Murphy, September 18, 2017 As the clock ticks down on fiscal 2017, an estimated $98 billion in federal agency contract obligations remains unspent. Federal agencies … Continued

Big Changes Being Considered by SBA

September 15, 2017 SBA Considering 8(a), HUBZone Changes SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, August 23, 2017 The SBA is considering making changes to improve its socioeconomic programs–particularly the 8(a) and HUBZone Programs. In a talk yesterday at the 2017 Navy Gold Coast … Continued

VETS 2 Preaward Notice Released

September 15, 2017 Did You Know?  VETS 2 is Coming Soon! GSA, September 12, 2017 The Pre-Award Notice for the next generation of Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) was recently announced on Federal Business Opportunities! … Continued

SAM Registration Waived for Some Hurricane Contractors

PTACs can help obtain expedited CAGE codes September 12, 2017 – Due to the emergency situation caused by the hurricanes, some contracting offices are using authority to waive the requirement for SAM registration per FAR 4.1102(a)(3)(iii) and part 18.102 in … Continued

Guidance Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

September 11, 2017 September is National Preparedness Month SBA, September 10, 2017 Preparing your business for a disaster is much more than mapping out a fire escape route. There are many considerations to meet the unique challenges of natural disasters, … Continued

Bid Protests Explained

September 8, 2017 5 Things You Should Know: Bid Protests SmallGovCon, Matthew Schoonover, August 17, 2017 You’ve poured precious time and resources into a proposal, only to lose out on the award. Making matters worse, the agency’s explanation of the … Continued

New Defense Bill Opens the Door for Online Retailers

September 8, 2017 Defense bill would privatize the way the federal government buys everyday staples The Washington Post, Aaron Gregg, September 3, 2017 New legislation working its way through Congress could significantly alter the way commercial companies sell everyday products … Continued

Special Emergency Procurement Authorities Announced by GSA

September 7, 2017 GSA Announces Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and special emergency procurement authorities, September 1, 2017 GSA Senior Procurement Executive signed memo raising certain minimum thresholds to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Services … Continued

Acquisition Trends from FY2017 Examined

September 7, 2017 Top 10 acquisition trends of FY17 Federal Times, Michael Fischetti, August 25, 2017 As the final push for fiscal 2017 contract obligations comes to an end, it’s helpful to take a step back and assess the contracting … Continued