The Office of Management and Budget is looking for a specialist to support IT category management efforts.
Source: OMB seeks IT buying expert — FCW
The Professional Services Category Management team released a plan to improve how agencies buy and manage everything from management to financial services.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has issued Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90, which contains one final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The rule, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FAR Case 2014-025), implements Executive Order 13673 (as amended by E.O. 13683 and E.O. 13738). E.O. 13673 was designed to improve contractor compliance with labor laws and increase efficiency and cost savings in federal contracting. As stated in the E.O., ensuring compliance with labor laws drives economy and efficiency by promoting “safe, healthy, fair, and effective workplaces. Contractors that consistently adhere to labor laws are more likely to have workplace practices that enhance productivity and increase the likelihood of timely, predictable, and satisfactory delivery of goods and services to the [f]ederal [g]overnment.”
Agencies are not meeting Performance.gov requirements and have not established a long-term plan to improve the website, according to FCW.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is known for managing federal real estate and leveraging the government’s buying power to get the best deal for taxpayers, but it also drives and leads technology and innovation within the federal government. The Technology Transformation Service (TTS) builds, buys and shares tech to help federal agencies achieve their mission. They create better services for citizens everyday. TTS works closely with the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and the GSA CIO to be first movers in and apply agile technology in a meaningful way. Mirexon/iStock/Thinkstock On September 8, GSA is hosting its very first Technology Industry Day. Sign up to hear about how GSA is transforming technology in the federal government, see demos of products and solutions developed by technologists and, last but not least, provide feedback on how we can work better with industry. Registration will close on September 6. Below are a few projects we will feature: Agile BPA The Agile
U.S. government agencies have been directed to share with each other software code that has been developed on a customized basis. Much of the code involves commercial vendor offerings. In addition to interagency sharing, government units are required to share portions of their customized code with the general public, a move characterized as promoting an open source approach.
A proposal that takes exception to a solicitation’s material terms and conditions should be considered unacceptable and may not form the basis for an award. This is a fundamental contracting principle that the Comptroller General (GAO) has affirmed in many decisions. Material terms of a solicitation are those which affect the price, quantity, quality, or delivery of the goods or services being provided.
In a recent SBA OHA size appeal, an unsuccessful offeror lacked standing to file a size appeal because the offeror had been eliminated from the competitive
The Performance.gov website needs greater transparency and long-term plan to improve, according to a government watchdog.
HPE and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees. The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint. HP from 2012 to 2015 made a series of discriminatory job cuts involving tens of thousands of workers, the suit alleges.