Deidra Sutton Named 2015 Minority Small Business Champion

University of Houston PTAC Advisor Sutton Recognized by SBA’s Houston District The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) congratulations Deidra Sutton for being named 2015 Minority Small Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Houston District. Sutton, … Continued

New Guidance on Lowest-price Source Selection

AT&L chief provides guidance on appropriate use of LPTA source selection Chuck Schadl    Georgia Tech Contracting Education Academy     March 23, 2015 The Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Frank Kendall distributed a … Continued

House Bill Would Limit Reverse Auctions

Reverse Auctions Once Again in Lawmaker’s Crosshairs Government   March 20, 2015 Lawmakers are marshaling arguments to restrict the contracting tool called a reverse auction, criticizing agency reliance on a practice dominated by a single private firm at a Thursday … Continued

GSA Proposed Rule on Price Reporting Requirements

GSA proposes price reporting requirements for Schedule, GWAC and IDIQ contracts; public comment due May 4th By Chuck Schadl, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center    March 9, 2015 The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule on March 4, 2015 that responds … Continued

Cost Realism in Contract Proposals

Is price reasonableness really unreasonable? By Bob Lohfeld    Washington Technology, December 15, 2014 With so many IT and professional services contracts being awarded to the lowest priced offeror, you have to wonder if the government is worried about awarding contracts … Continued