PwC shedding U.S. public sector arm to Veritas — Washington Technology

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Global consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to sell its U.S. public sector business to private equity firm Veritas Capital in a move that continues a busy period for acquisitions in the government market.

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Joseph Petrillo: Beneficial potential changes for defense procurement

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No one has said federal procurement is simple. But it’s way more complicated than it has to be. The Section 809 Panel looked closer at Defense procurement and found that the word “subcontractor” has around 27 different definitions. The rules make fine distinctions between commercial and commercial-off-the-shelf. The Panel has proposed numerous reforms. Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the reforms he believes will be most beneficial.

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GSA Changes Lineup for Final Alliant 2 Small Business – Nextgov

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The agency made some swaps on the $15 billion sister to Alliant 2 Unrestricted since the pre-award notice.

Source: GSA Changes Lineup for Final Alliant 2 Small Business – Nextgov

One Person Company is Awarded $156 Million Contract

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Documents obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform indicate that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) failed to deliver tens of millions of emergency meals to the victims of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico. According to the documents, one of the primary reasons FEMA failed to deliver these meals is because it inexplicably awarded a contract worth approximately $156 million to deliver 30 million emergency meals to Tribute Contracting, LLC, a tiny, one-person company with a history of struggling with much smaller contracts.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: One Person Company is Awarded $156 Million Contract

SDVOSB Set-Aside or Not? GAO Sustains Protest of Ambiguous VA Solicitation – SmallGovCon

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A VA solicitation indicated on the cover sheet that it was an SDVOSB set-aside, but the solicitation omitted the mandatory VAAR SDVOSB set-aside clause. The GAO sustained a protest, holding that the solicitation was patently ambiguous.

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GSA makes 81 final awards on $15B Alliant 2 SB — Washington Technology

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The General Services Administration has made 81 awards for its potential 10-year $15 billion Alliant 2 small business contract for IT and professional services across the government.

Source: GSA makes 81 final awards on $15B Alliant 2 SB — Washington Technology

Top Five Bid Protest Topics in 2017 – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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With 2017 firmly in the rear-view, it’s time to take stock of recent and anticipated bid protest developments.  Today, we’ll look back and highlight five of the most significant trends in 2017 bid protests.  In the near future, we’ll turn our gaze forward and predict the five most important protest developments to keep an eye on in 2018.

Source: Top Five Bid Protest Topics in 2017 – Government Contracts Legal Forum

Explaining President Trump’s 2019 Budget: Thoughts from GovWin + Onvia Analysts | Onvia

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One year into the Trump presidency, the administration has the opportunity to influence the federal budget in a way that represents its strategic priorities more closely. You can find out just what that means for government contractors by attending the upcoming webinar, First Thoughts on the President’s FY 2019 Budget, at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Source: Explaining President Trump’s 2019 Budget: Thoughts from GovWin + Onvia Analysts | Onvia

Federal Circuit Affirms Sole-Source Justification – SmallGovCon

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The Federal Circuit overturned a bid protest decision issued by the Court of Federal Claims and held that a sole source justification was not improper.

Source: Federal Circuit Affirms Sole-Source Justification – SmallGovCon

Defense officials to speak at small business workshop — Washington Technology

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The Defense Department, Howard University and the Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce are hosting a small business workshop Feb. 28.

Government officials will discuss topics such as category management, cybersecurity practices, and the Mentor Protégé Program.

The event is free. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Visit Business.defense.gov to register or click here to see the FBO.gov notice.

The workshop will be held at the Howard University School of Business.

Source: Defense officials to speak at small business workshop — Washington Technology

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