We are tracking three government contracts expected to drop in May: Information Technology Enterprise Solutions Software 2 (ITES-SW2), IT Cyber Security Support, and Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS). Learn more about these opportunities in the descriptions below.
Modernization has been a popular talk track for speakers on the federal circuit for the last few years, especially since the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act of 2017 authorized the establishment of the popular Technology Modernization Fund (TMF).
Given the amount of money distributed by the federal government in grants, significant opportunities exist for qualified recipients who find them and successfully submit an effective grant proposal. According to USASpending.gov, the $330B+ allocated to grants in 2012, outpaces the $220B spent on government contracts. Many misconceptions exits about what a federal grant is and our newest guide will walk you through the federal grantmaking process.
Past performance is an important evaluation factor in many solicitations. Essentially, it allows an agency to guess as to the likelihood of an offeror’s successful performance under a solicitation by looking to its history of performance on similar projects in the past.
Reprinted with permission from APMP-NCA eZine
We Want to Change
Most organizations and individuals agree that they could do better. As a capture and proposal expert, I work with dozens of businesses from small to large to assess their processes; make recommendations for improvement; and train employees on how to create solutions customers value, perform better capture, and write and review proposals more effectively to increase win rates.
Source: Nudging Toward Change | Lohfeld
DoD issued a final rule amending its FAR Supplement (DFARS) that for Defense contractors with approved accounting system, contracting officers are not permitted to withhold “consent to subcontract” unless it has written approval from a program manager.
Did you notice that the number of definitions listed in the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) is now shorter? The Defense Department just eliminated the definition of “General public and non-Governmental entities”. The removed definition stated that “General public” and “non-governmental entities” as used in the definition of commercial item” at FAR 2.101, do not include the Federal Government or a State, local or foreign government.
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.
Last week, it was reported that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is planning a new procurement vehicle that would significantly expand its cloud infrastructure. Known as the Commercial Cloud Enterprise, or C2E, the new vehicle will leverage a multi-vendor strategy to provide tens of billions of dollars in enterprise-wide support to the intelligence community. A request for information (RFI) for the new vehicle is expected to be released by May 2019, with awards anticipated by no later than July 2021.
Tishman Interiors was the prime contractor on a renovation project at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. It subcontracted electrical and cable installation work to three different subcontractors. In came the auditors – auditors from the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). You know this story isn’t going to go well for the contractor. We don’t know what instigated WHD’s investigation. It could have been random or it could have been based on a call to WHD’s hotline. WHD’s press release did not say.
- Category management and its relation to LPTA and FSSI
- How “best-in-class” contracts will reduce the pool of business available to small contractors
- The Section 809 Panel recommendation to eliminate set-asides in exchange for the opportunity to bid on 5 percent of the full and open business
- The “why factor” for the Alliant small business protests
- AND Amtower taking on Larry as a social selling coaching client for the next three months- and we’ll be tracking Larry’s results candidly on the show every month