SBA scorecard: Small business contracts exceed $100B for first time ever – FederalNewsRadio.com

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The federal government remains on a hot streak in meeting its small business contracting goals.

For the fifth year in a row, it exceeded its governmentwide small business contracting goal — about 23 percent of its contracting spending — on small businesses.

Source: SBA scorecard: Small business contracts exceed $100B for first time ever – FederalNewsRadio.com

May Monthly Insights Newsletter | Top 3 Contracts to Watch

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We are tracking three contracts expected to drop in the upcoming months: Infrastructure Design Engineering Architecture and Integration 3 Small Business Set Aside (IDEAI 3), Training Content Contract Multiple Award Contract (TCC) (MAC), and NOAA Mission IT Services (NMITS). Get all the details on these opportunities below.

Source: May Monthly Insights Newsletter | Top 3 Contracts to Watch

PSC objects to DOD proposal for bid protest limits — Washington Technology

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The Professional Services Council is urging the Senate to reject a Defense Department proposal that would limit bid protests.

Source: PSC objects to DOD proposal for bid protest limits — Washington Technology

An inside look at GSA – FederalNewsRadio.com

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This week GSA Administrator Emily Murphy joined Off the Shelf for a wide-ranging discussion of GSA operations and her key priorities:

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Reduce Duplication
  • Increase Competition
  • Improve Transparency.

Source: An inside look at GSA – FederalNewsRadio.com

FITARA grades continue their slide — FCW

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The closest thing to a federal IT report card was released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The news was not good.

Source: FITARA grades continue their slide — FCW

2019 National Defense Authorization Act

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Details of the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are beginning to emerge but are no where near complete as representatives introduce amendments to the proposed legislation  almost daily. If past years are an indication, we won’t see the 2019 NDAA signed into law until late fall.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet – SmallGovCon

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The challenge of a solicitation’s terms as overly restrictive can be a tough burden to meet at the GAO–and the mere fact that the protester isn’t capable of meeting the agency’s requirements isn’t enough, by itself, to demonstrate that the solicitation is overly restrictive.

Source: At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet – SmallGovCon

Bids with No Capture | Lohfeld

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I confess. I have bid work without any previous capture effort and no first-hand knowledge of the customer’s requirements. I understand that I just violated every proposal industry best practice and I may have to return my Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) certification. It is clear, bidding without any knowledge of the customer requirements greatly diminishes the chance of winning and increases transition and operational risks.

Source: Bids with No Capture | Lohfeld

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests – Contracting – GovExec.com

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As the Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday began its markup of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, a contractors group was pushing committee leaders to reject a Pentagon proposal to curb time-consuming bid protests.

Source: Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests – Contracting – GovExec.com

Agency Grades Get Worse in Latest FITARA Scorecard – Nextgov

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Agency grades dropped for the third consecutive time in Congress’ sixth FITARA scorecard, released Monday ahead of a scheduled hearing Wednesday by two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees.

Source: Agency Grades Get Worse in Latest FITARA Scorecard – Nextgov

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