FAR “Less Complicated” | Centre Law & Consulting

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements are the source documents when contracting with both federal defense and civilian agencies. A close and detailed working knowledge of the FAR is mandatory for government, contractor, and subcontractor personnel. This FAR training course offers critical information that will help both contracting and technical personnel understand how…

Source: FAR “Less Complicated” | Centre Law & Consulting

Federal Acquisition Regulation; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems | Federal Register

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DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add a new subpart and contract clause for the basic safeguarding of contractor information systems that process, store or transmit Federal contract information. The clause does not relieve the contractor of any other specific safeguarding requirement specified by Federal agencies and departments as it relates to covered contractor information systems generally or other Federal requirements for safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) as established by Executive Order (E.O.). Systems that contain classified information, or CUI such as personally identifiable information, require more than the basic level of protection.

Source: Federal Acquisition Regulation; Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems | Federal Register

NASA’s transparency on acquisitions is a lesson others should heed | FederalNewsRadio.com

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The space agency released its entire source selection document for why it chose SAIC over CACI for a $447.8 million award.

Source: NASA’s transparency on acquisitions is a lesson others should heed | FederalNewsRadio.com

Gender in work winning Survey | Strategic Proposals

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Past research has suggested that there are disparities between genders in the bid and proposal profession in the UK in terms of salary levels and opportunities for career development. We believe that, if this is indeed the case, our community needs to more fully understand and then tackle any issues.

A new survey launched today takes a deeper dive into this area than previous studies. We’d be grateful if you could spare ten minutes to complete it. You can find the survey here:

Source: Gender in work winning Survey | Strategic Proposals

Attention Executives: How do you know if someone is ready to be a proposal manager? | PropLibrary

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Most companies assign whoever’s available to the role of proposal manager. Often it’s the future project manager, someone with a technical writing or editorial background, or an ambitious administrative assistant. Excellent proposal managers can come from these and other backgrounds. But so can failures. We’ve identified seven key things to look for when selecting someone to manage a proposal effort.

Source: Attention Executives: How do you know if someone is ready to be a proposal manager? | PropLibrary

Proposal management and organizational development | PropLibrary

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If you want to go after contracts that are bigger than yourself, you have to work with other people. And that means you need to organize and manage the effort. Proposal management means answering questions like:

Source: Proposal management and organizational development | PropLibrary

Expertise as a Differentiation Strategy | Hinge Marketing

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Have you been competing for work that you are more than qualified to perform, only to be underbid by your competition? Or maybe you have been the one underbidding, which leaves you no room for growth or prosperity.

Source: Expertise as a Differentiation Strategy | Hinge Marketing

The mid-tier paradox: too small to compete, too large to survive | Bloomberg Government

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Many “small” businesses listed in Federal Procurement Data Systems find themselves in a paradox—they’re at once too small to compete with large contractors, but also too large to benefit from small business set-asides.

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GSA awards 109 human capital contracts worth $11.5B | Federal Times

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The agency rolled out a new category management procurement on May 16, awarding 109 human capital contracts to vendors.

Source: GSA awards 109 human capital contracts worth $11.5B | Federal Times

Agencies still not making the grade with IT reforms | FederalNewsRadio.com

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House lawmakers are set to release the second scorecard grading agencies implementation of the FITARA and progress across all four categories is limited.

Source: Agencies still not making the grade with IT reforms | FederalNewsRadio.com

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