DoD Proposes to Double the CPSR Threshold

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The Defense Department has issued a proposed rule to increase the CPSR (Contractor Purchasing System Review) threshold from $25 million to $50 million in sales to the Government.

SOURCE: DoD Proposes to Double the CPSR Threshold

Recommendations to Prevent Overcharging by Sole-Source Contractors

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For the past two days, we have been discussing the TransDigm case where the DoD contractor significantly overcharged the Government for spare parts. Parts 1 and 2 can be accessed here and here, respectively.

SOURCE: Recommendations to Prevent Overcharging by Sole-Source Contractors

Top 5 Government Contracting Events in July 2019

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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.

Source: Top 5 Government Contracting Events in July 2019

Navy, Air Force, and DOT Contracts Expected to Drop

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We are tracking three government contracts expected to drop in Q3 of 2019: Cyberspace Science Research Engineering and Technology Integration SCC Pacific Centerwide Contract, Air Force Distributed Common Ground System Agile Requirements Multiple Award (DARMA), and Systems Engineering and Technical Innovative Solutions Program (SETIS). Learn more about these opportunities in the descriptions below.

Source: Navy, Air Force, and DOT Contracts Expected to Drop

VA T4NG On-Ramp Industry Day: Here are the Highlights

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Did you miss the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) T4NG IDIQ On-Ramp Industry Day in Eatontown, NJ yesterday? Not to worry. We’ve got you covered. Our Director of Capture, Tris Carpenter, attended the event and summarized everything you need to know about the opportunity.

Source: VA T4NG On-Ramp Industry Day: Here are the Highlights

Preparing for Contract Performance . . . and Guarding Against Problems

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Congratulations! After a hard bidding process, your company has earned an award. But though this award process might’ve been long and tough, potential issues are still ahead.

SOURCE: Preparing for Contract Performance . . . and Guarding Against Problems

VA Agrees that Rule of Two Has Priority Over AbilityOne Procurement List

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Statute A tells you to solve Problem X one way. Statute B tells you solve Problem X a completely different way. How to reconcile these two conflicting mandates? The Federal Circuit encountered this exact problem in 2018, and in response to its holding, the VA has now issued a class deviation to reflect its decision, confirming that the Rule of Two has priority over the AbilityOne Procurement List.

SOURCE: VA Agrees that Rule of Two Has Priority Over AbilityOne Procurement List

SBA Denies 8(a) Status Based on Applicant’s Ability to Successfully Overcome Gender-Based Discrimination in Her Field

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OHA recently affirmed the 8(a) status denial of a 100% woman-owned small business performing in the historically male-dominated renewable energy field. The applicant—who SBA called an “advocate” and “mentor” to women in the industry—detailed specific instances of gender-based-discrimination that plagued her education, employment, and career. But SBA was unmoved, instead focusing its analysis on the applicant’s triumph over these obstacles—apparently an indication that she was not socially disadvantagedin the first place. Unfortunately, this perplexing holding does fall in line with many past SBA denials of women-owned companies for 8(a) status.

SOURCE: SBA Denies 8(a) Status Based on Applicant’s Ability to Successfully Overcome Gender-Based Discrimination in Her Field

Introducing the 2019 TOP 100 — Washington Technology

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Our annual Top 100 rankings take the measure of the market and identifying the leading companies based on their prime contracts over the past year.

Click here to explore the rankings.

Source: Introducing the 2019 TOP 100 — Washington Technology

How referrals work, and how to get more — Washington Technology

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Referrals are the centerpiece of most professional services firms’ marketing agendas. Everyone wants more of them. But wanting more referrals is not the same as getting more. How do you go about changing the odds in your favor?

Source: How referrals work, and how to get more — Washington Technology

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