Defense (DoD)

Agencies had Improperly Used Bridge Contracts

April 4, 2016 Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Says Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, February 4, 2016 The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the … 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

What are your challenges with DoD contracting?

March 15, 2016 APTAC invited to provide input on regulatory barriers APTAC Staff article The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is seeking input from PTACs and their clients on a number of issues relating to DoD small business contracting.  In … Continued

Industry Comments Requested on New DFARS Amendment

March 11, 2016 DoD proposes DFARS amendment to create awareness of contractors’ independent R&D Source: The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, Chuck Schadl, March 3, 2016 The Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing to amend to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) … Continued

APTAC President Chuck Spence Testifies on Subcontracting issues

March 6, 2016 Better compliance with subcontracting requirements is needed, Spence tells Subcommittee Washington, DC – February 25, 2016 – Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) President Chuck Spence appeared before the U.S. House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on … Continued

Defense Industry Economic Diversification Program

February 29, 2016 Quad Cities Chamber RFP: Asset Mapping and Defense Related Economic Base Assessment Source: Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Vicky Miller, February 25, 2016 The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified Consultants with our RFP for the Defense … Continued

DCMA Participating in Third Better Buying Power (BBP 3.0) Iteration

February 17, 2016 DCMA Head Wendy Masiello: Agency Seeks Increased Small Business GovCon Participation Source: GovConWire, Ross Wilkers, January 28, 2016 The Defense Contract Management Agency is working on ways to help small businesses increase their participation in the government contracting … Continued

FEMA Registration is Free

January 15, 2016 Beware of ‘government vendor registration’ websites that charge a fee Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, July 22, 2014 In a recent story, we alerted you to the existence of websites which unnecessarily lead businesses to pay a fee to … Continued Registration is a Must for Federal Contracting

January 12, 2016 registration is free, and help with SAM is free, too Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, November 11, 2013 Businesses interested in Federal contracting must, as an initial step, register in the Government’s vendor database known as System for … Continued