Total federal IT spending is predicted to decline from $99.8 billion in fiscal 2016 to $98.3 billion by 2021.
Prospective Government contractors often panic when they hear the term “CAS” (Cost Accounting Standards). CAS has a reputation of adding onerous layers of regulations to an already overloaded regulatory system for Government contractors. Yet, with many exemptions from CAS available – the small business exemption being the most significant – very few contractors will ever need to concern themselves with Cost Accounting Standards.
GSA is looking to give industry an update and get feedback on its plans for shared-services in the government market.
A group of companies has agreed to pay $5.8 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving alleged affiliations between the entities.
In our exclusive interview, former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini discusses the forces working against innovation — and why they should fail.
Access to Alliant Small Business contract helps drive one small business to acquire small business that holds a prime spot on the contract.
An agency was entitled to cancel a solicitation–rather than amend it–based on “minimal” anticipated changes to the agency’s needs.
Back in April, we published a four-part series on the use of blended labor rates to implement the new $487 thousand compensation cap that applies to all employees charging to Government contracts awarded after June 24, 2014. For a comprehensive look at the blending methodology, refer to that series Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. The Department of Defense came up with the blending methodology as a means of streamlining implementation of the lowered compensation cap while there is a mix of contracts under the old and the new caps. As a prerequisite to using a blended approach, a contractor must enter into an advance agreement with the ACO (Administrative Contracting Officer). The advance agreement includes detailed methodologies to calculate blended rates – which differ for incurred cost proposals and for forward pricing proposals.
Stop the contracting officer blame game. Acquisition “takes a village.”
An agency ordinarily need not perform calculations to determine if an offeror’s proposal meets solicitation requirements, according to a GAO bid protest