Continuing resolutions don’t mean contractors or their agency customers should sit on their hands. There’s work to be done. Contractors want to get paid. Plus you can still lay the groundwork for the future. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares more advice for contractors on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
An 8(a) Program participant was terminated from the 8(a) Program for failing to timely provide its SBA 8(a) annual review forms, and the termination was upheld
Call it the “Latvian Connection effect” or blame it on Congress, but either way filing a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office is no longer going to be free starting in 2018.
And if Senate lawmakers get their way, the cost of filing a complaint with GAO could cost some large companies tens of thousands of dollars or more.
Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law for GAO, said the agency is developing a new electronic protest docket system and will move forward with its plan to charge $350 for each filing to help offset the cost of development, operations and maintenance of the system.
A company’s pre-award protest of a government solicitation effectively became moot when the agency announced that it intended to award the protester a contract.
The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service is kicking off fiscal 2018 with a bang.
FAS released three requests for information and made a major governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) award in just the last week. And this is just the first few weeks of the fiscal year, while industry expects the fall and winter to remain busy.
Let’s start with the award, because that’s a sure thing.
GSA hired 70 small service-disabled, veteran-owned firms for the $5 billion Veterans Technology Services (VETS 2) GWAC.
A challenge to an approved-source restriction in a solicitation must be filed before the deadline for proposals, or the protest may be deemed untimely.
On Monday of this week, Senator Clair McCaskill in her position as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, sent a letter to the Defense Department requesting “detailed information regarding the audit backlog at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)”.
Each year, the arrival of Halloween brings spooky decorations, children running around in costumes… and opportunities for businesses to partner with the government.
Now it’s true that the last of those isn’t something commonly associated with October 31. But like on many other holidays, Halloween brings government contracting opportunities specific to that date, each and every year, which provides a unique opportunity for businesses to partner with state and local agencies.
Here are 5 public sector bids and RFPs from the last 12 months, sourced from Onvia’s comprehensive database of government contracts, that are associated with the scariest day of the year.
A look through third-quarter market data.
Last week, it was announced (or revealed) that a tiny company in Montana called Whitefish Energy Holdings had been awarded a $300 million contract from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to restore electricity on the island. That massive size of the contract given the experience and size of Whitefish, has been met with skepticism by Republicans and Democrats alike and amid the outcry, PREPA is now moving to cancel the contract (after a plea from the Governor of Puerto Rico).