Earlier this year, the Navy solicited bids for custodial services at its Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The solicitation required pricing for labor to include health benefits for employees and their families based on a collective bargaining agreement between the incumbent contractor and a workers union.
GAO recently held in ATA Aerospace, LLC, B-417427 (July 2, 2019) that agencies are required to explain how offerors’ proposed labor hours and prices are, or are not, in line with historical data from predecessor contracts when conducting cost realism evaluations.
In this webinar, Olessia Smotrova will answer your questions about proposal writing in the fourth quarter of the government fiscal year. You may be pressed for time because you are responding to multiple proposals simultaneously or your deadlines are short because the government wants to obligate money fast.How do you win despite a shortage of time and resources?
GovWin’s Federal Information Technology Market, 2019-2024 report takes a strategic 5-year look at the trends, drivers, and inhibitors shaping federal information technology procurement. The scope of GovWin’s analysis includes traditional IT and embedded IT spending within non-IT programs.
Readers of the report will:
- Learn the factors, policies, and technologies shaping the market landscape over the next five years
- Understand the dynamics shaping IT market segments and agency spending
- Receive market forecasts and recommendations to help support strategic planning
Earlier this month, the GSA announced a new Unique Entity Identifier Standard for Federal awards management. The new standard will go into effect December 2020. It will replace the current DUNS number system as the official identifier for all businesses contracting with the U.S. Federal Government. This should make registering to do business with the federal government a little easier, but the proof will be in the roll-out.
Make sure to check your NAICS code size standards based on receipts, because SBA is increasing them across the board on August 19 to give small businesses more time to grow. On July 18, the SBA announced it will increase monetary-based industry size standards (meaning receipts-based and assets-based size standards). This change is a result of adjustments for inflation that the SBA makes every five years. These rules will go into effect August 19, 2019.
This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviews Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting and Andy Patrichuk, partner and GM of Deep Water Point on identifying, pursuing, bidding and winning contracts.
- market outlook, including the growth of “Best in class” contracts
- what companies need to do to make “go/no go” bid decisions
- the need to “influence” the RFP
- the power of relationships in the market
The federal fiscal fourth quarter isn’t just a busy time for releasing solicitations and submitting bids, but agencies are addressing several policy and programmatic questions, particularly over the last month or so.
The FBI Information Technology Enterprise Contract Support (ITECS) opportunity is the follow-on to the FBI IT Triple-S contract, which was awarded to 46 companies in the Fall of 2010. The FBI intends to award contracts to 20 large businesses and 10 small businesses, using the size standard for NAICS code 541519 (although, as usual, they reserve the right to alter that award plan). The contract will have a one-year base period and four 1-year option periods.