How industry can get more value out of its consulting contracts – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Robin Camarote, the co-founder of Federal MicroConsulting, offers some advice for how industry partners can ensure agency effectiveness.

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GSA employee, husband guilty in hiring scheme — FCW

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A former General Services Administration contracting director pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in a scheme to get her husband federal and private contracting jobs.

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Inter-divisional Transfers at Price | PNWC’s Government Contracting Update

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Materials, supplies, and services that are sold or transferred between any divisions, subdivisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates under common control must be made on the basis of cost incurred with one exception; transfers may be made at price when it is the established practice when it is the established practice of the transferring organization to price inter-organizational transfers at other than cost for commercial work and the price of the item being transferred is based on adequate price competition, is set by law or regulation, is a commercial item, or a waiver has been granted. Additionally, the contracting officer cannot have already determined the price to be unreasonable (see FAR 31.205-26(e)).

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GSA looks to streamline cyber buying for CDM program — FCW

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Agencies will have access to products approved for a key federal cybersecurity program under the governmentwide Schedule 70 contract vehicle thanks to a new acquisition strategy being rolled out by the General Services Administration.

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GAO: No Set Aside Required Where Offerors’ Prices Too High – SmallGovCon

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An agency was not required to issue a solicitation as a small business set-aside where the pricing offered by small businesses was too high.

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Startup Workshops to Help New Gov Tech Companies Understand Gov | Government Technology

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The workshops, from Abhi Nemani’s consulting venture EthosLabs, would help companies refine products and pitches for local governments.

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DoD still haunted by $125 billion efficiency report | FederalNewsRadio.com

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A Defense Business Board report remains a thorn in DoD’s side, even as the agency stands to get an additional $54 billion in spending for fiscal 2018.

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Carlos Fuentes: Breaking down veteran groups’ budget recommendations – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Veterans groups are calling for an 8.3 percent increase in medical funding for the Veterans Health Administration and a 10 percent overall increase for the Department of Veterans Affairs next year. Carlos Fuentes, legislative director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide details on ‘independent budget’ recommendations and others.

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What’s going on? – The Proposal Guys Jon and BJ’s proposal blog

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Ours is fast-moving profession. When I moved from procurement into proposal management back in 1999, there were relatively few written resources available to provide ideas or inspiration. Now? Well, I’ve seen three things so far this week – since returning to work after moving house – that each seem to contribute to developing what APMP calls the ‘art and science’ of proposals.

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