Federal contractors are look to extend ahead of Oct. 1 budget deadline

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Oct. 1 is fast approaching so many federal contractors are looking to have the government exercise options to extend contracts for another fiscal year. Exercising options comes with pretty strict rules. Often the government goofs, and that can be costly. Attorney Terry O’Connor, a partner at Berenzweig Leonard, had a few tips on options on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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A Pre-Award Protest Probably Isn’t the Place to Raise Suspicions of Wage Violations – SmallGovCon

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Let’s suppose you’re a contractor that provides services to the federal government. Typically, your contract will require you to pay your employees the prevailing wage rates promulgated under the Service Contract Act.

What if you suspect that, under previous contracts, your competitors failed to pay their employees the mandated prevailing rates? Can you use a pre-award bid protest to obligate a procuring agency to police possible ongoing non-compliance through solicitation provisions? If you say yes, perhaps you should keep reading.

Source: A Pre-Award Protest Probably Isn’t the Place to Raise Suspicions of Wage Violations – SmallGovCon

Court starts clearing out protests against Alliant 2 Small Business — FCW

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The battle over the General Services Administration’s $15 billion Alliant 2 Small Business contract for IT products and services continues to be tied up in court, but so far GSA is on a winning streak.

Source: Court starts clearing out protests against Alliant 2 Small Business — FCW

Top 5 Government Contracting Events in October 2018

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There are tons of valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We’ve narrowed down the top 5 events that you should attend in the upcoming weeks.

While you’re here, check out Red Team’s event calendar for upcoming government contracting events that we are hosting.

Source: Top 5 Government Contracting Events in October 2018

Navy makes more changes in biggest portion of NGEN recompetition

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The Navy is signaling further delays in the release of a solicitation for a multibillion dollar recompetition of its largest IT contract after making another round of unexpected changes to its requirements.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command posted portions of another draft version of its request for proposals for the larger of two segments of the upcoming Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract, known as Service Management Integration and Transport (SMIT).

Source: Navy makes more changes in biggest portion of NGEN recompetition

Free Breakfast Seminar: Fundamentals for Developing Capture Strategy Tickets, Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

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Today federal contractors are pursuing more opportunities with fewer resources in an increasingly competitive environment. In order to maintain a competitive advantage, companies should properly train their staff on how to effectively plan, pursue, and win new government contracts. This interactive breakfast seminar will give attendees the training and tools to effectively design and execute a streamlined capture strategy. What will you expect to get out of this 60-minute breakfast seminar?

Source: Free Breakfast Seminar: Fundamentals for Developing Capture Strategy Tickets, Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite

DCAA “Slowness” Cost a Company a Contracting Opportunity

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PNWC's Government Contracting Update

Back in June 2016, GSA (General Services Administration) issued a solicitation to procure IT services for various Governmental agencies. It was a multiple-award ID/IQ contract where awardees under the solicitation would become eligible to receive task orders under the contract.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: DCAA “Slowness” Cost a Company a Contracting Opportunity

Top 3 Governement Contracts to Watch in September 2018

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We are tracking three government contracts expected to drop in the upcoming months: Force Projection Security Systems Follow On (FPS4), Test and Evaluation Support for the Army Evaluation Center (AEC), and Information Technology Enterprise Solutions Software 2 (ITES-SW2).

In addition to these opportunities, check out our forecast of the top government contracts to watch in 2019.

Source: Top 3 Governement Contracts to Watch in September 2018

What Happens When a Contractor Files for Bankruptcy?

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It doesn’t happen frequently but contractor bankruptcy happens often enough to warrant a special contract clause that appears in every contract above the simplified acquisition threshold (currently set at $150 thousand). The Bankruptcy clause is found at FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) 52.242-13. and requires contractors entering into proceedings relating to bankruptcy, whether voluntary or involuntary, to furnish by certified mail (or electronic commerce method authorized by contract), written notification to the contracting officer responsible for administering the contract.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: What Happens When a Contractor Files for Bankruptcy?

Navy RFP kicks off NGEN-R competition — Washington Technology

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The Navy has released the final solicitation for the next iteration of the hardware portion of the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network.

Source: Navy RFP kicks off NGEN-R competition — Washington Technology

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