The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry, announced a proposal yesterday to cut 25 percent (more than $25 billion) out of the Defense Department’s support agencies by eliminating some and cutting back on others. If adopted, thousands of civilian jobs would be cut and it would certainly result in significant changes to Defense contractors.
The owner of one share–out of 120–was presumed to control a company under the SBA’s multiple minority shareholder affiliation rule, according to a recent SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals decision.
The federal government is flush with money, thanks to a $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 funding package. Contractors that take proactive steps now can benefit from this bonanza.
With the flurry of M&A activity in the federal government contractor market, Eyre examines the key factors and trends shaping the M&A market. He shares his insights on particularly attractive (“hot”) mission capabilities and competitive dynamics that are driving M&A activity.
A compelling solution speaks directly to what the customer values. It details your discriminating value proposition: how your solution exceeds customer expectations for quality, timeliness, cost-effectiveness, compliance, mission success and/or risk mitigation. The emphasis is on the how: in what specific ways your offering will accomplish contract performance objectives resulting in specific proven benefits the customer values.
An agency cannot unequally assign weaknesses to offerors’ proposal, the GAO confirmed in a recent bid protest decision.
There are tons of valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We narrowed down the top 5 that we think you should attend in the upcoming weeks.
Everyone — program managers, contracting officers and contractors — would like to see federal acquisition move faster. And in fact, reform is coming. But ironically it will take patience to get to greater speed. At least, that is how Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, sees it. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more discussion.
This week’s episode covers bid protest, debriefing, and cybersecurity news, and is hosted by partners David Robbins and Peter Eyre. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be without. Listen: Crowell.com |… Continue Reading
A lot of people have been wondering and writing to this blog about the effective date of the new TINA (Truth in Negotiations Act) threshold. For DoD (Defense Department) contracts (at least), the new threshold takes effect on July 1, 2018.