Matt Hummer: Top IT contracting vehicles for 2018 – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Regardless of the budget situation, the government has to spend a lot of money just to keep going. Modernizing systems, adding digital services, consolidating data centers,  all require contracting. Matt Hummer, director of analytics and professional services at Govini joined  Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a look at some of the top vehicles to watch this year.

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Bid Protest Report Gives Insight into COFC Protests – SmallGovCon

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When we write about bid protest decisions on SmallGovCon, odds are that we’re writing about a GAO decision. For good reason: GAO is the most common forum protesters bring bid protests.

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VA Proposes Expanded “Good Character” SDVOSB Exclusions – SmallGovCon

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The VA has proposed adopting an expanded list of SDVOSB and VOSB “good character” exclusions. Under the VA’s proposal, an individual on probation for a felony would be automatically excluded. But is this fair, and does it comport with statute?

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Joseph Petrillo: Bid protests account for small portion of contract activity – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Discussions of Defense Department protests often lead to complains about bid protests. But even though the number of protests is on the rise, the absolute number of them represent only a tiny fraction of contracting activity. That’s among the findings from a recent study by the RAND Corporation. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offers his assessment on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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ONVIA’S Q4 PROCUREMENT SNAPSHOT HIGHLIGHTS STRONGEST QUARTER OF 2017

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Onvia’s market research team has released the latest in its series of quarterly reports, the State and Local Procurement Snapshot for Q4 2017.

Our research found that the state, local and education (SLED) market posted the strongest quarter of the year, at 5.5% increase of government bids and RFPs. This growth was experienced broadly across most of the 12 major industry sectors, and saw increases in government contracting opportunities from state, local and education government agencies.

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Now That’s a Lot of Copy Toner

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Accenture is a pretty big company. It is a professional services company providing a range of services like strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. It has more than 400,000 employees throughout the world and its sales exceeds $30 billion annually. Among its customers are various components of the U.S. Government.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: Now That’s a Lot of Copy Toner

GSA signals new cyber rules for contractors — FCW

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The General Services Administration plans to bolster cybersecurity protections and reporting requirements for vendors that access its unclassified systems and the sensitive data on them.

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5 steps to stand out from the crowd in 2018 — Washington Technology

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It’s Friday afternoon and I get a call from a friend asking for a brief overview of fiscal 2018 IT spending. They need it ASAP for a presentation next week. I email two friends at BGov and they get back to me within an hour with five perfect slides.

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VA Improperly Allowed Bidder to Revise Its Bid

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What would you do if you found that you had made a significant mistake in a bid submitted to the Government? A mistake so material that it could jeopardize your financial position.Would you ask to be allowed to revise your bid? Would you request that it be disregarded? There is a provision in the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) that allow bidders to correct mistakes. However, the criteria for allowing that is very restrictive.

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Are your proposal review teams derailing the win? | Lohfeld

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It’s Thursday. Time for another proposal color team review. The Proposal Manager is faced with one of these all-too-familiar scenarios.

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