Spinitar was awarded a $165 thousand firm fixed price Army contract to install video conferencing system at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. The solicitation included the clause at FAR 52.212-4 which states in subsection (k) that the contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties.
The sudden departures of senior GSA acquisition leaders were spurred by an increasingly bitter internal battle, according to a whistleblower investigation.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.
This column was originally published on Roger Waldron’s blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the author.
Since last week’s FAR & Beyond blog, Existential questions surrounding H.R 2511’s proposed “online marketplace,” Section 101 of H.R. 2511, the Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act (DASTA), concerning procurement through online marketplaces, is now Section 801 in the markup of the Committee’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. Section 801 is revised slightly, as compared to the original Section 101, however, the revised language does not address the existential issues raised in last week’s FAR & Beyond. Rather, the changes highlight further the growing concerns surrounding the potential impact of the legislation on the federal procurement system, customer agencies, industry partners, and the American economy.
The owner of a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to his role in multiple conspiracies to over bill the Federal government. The over-billing scheme totaled more than $15 million.
Alleged whistleblower retaliation included threats of negative review and transfer.
A task order solicitation must be assigned a NAICS code contained in the underlying multiple-award contract, even if the MAC has only one NAICS code.
In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the Professional Services Council made some suggested revisions to clarify OMB’s memo on eliminating agency reporting.
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Over the last four days, the 2018 defense authorization bill got a little smaller, but that slight change in funding could signal a much bigger budget deal on the horizon.
Last Friday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters he would continue with a $640 billion top-line base budget for the 2018 defense authorization bill unless some sort of multi-year budget deal could be reached.
On June 26, House Armed Services Committee aides told reporters the top-line for the bill was dropped to $631.5 billion.
That’s an interesting development.