FedBizOpps is Almost Gone
There’s a scene in 2016’s War Dogs where the Jonah Hill character explains to his employees that they are going to spend all day every day digging through one website. In the background, extras are seen staring in to the blue and yellow glow of FedBizOpps.gov.
SOURCE: FedBizOpps is Almost Gone
What Can We Expect from Alliant 2 SB? | Red Team Consulting
On August 19, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it will accept revised proposals for Alliant 2 Small Business (SB) – a 10-year, $15 billion, small business contract. Alliant 2 SB is only open to offerors who initially applied for the vehicle, so if you applied last time around, you must re-submit this time.
Source: What Can We Expect from Alliant 2 SB? | Red Team Consulting
Bid protests: An analysis of recent decisions | Federal News Network
This week on Off the Shelf, Jason Workmaster from Miller & Chevalier provides an update on some key legal developments including his insights on the recent bid protest decisions on JEDI and LOGCAP V.
Source: Bid protests: An analysis of recent decisions | Federal News Network
The long hot procurement summer | Federal News Network
This week on Off the Shelf, Jason Miller, executive editor for the Federal News Network, takes a look back at the big Federal procurement events, stories and programs that made news over a long, hot summer.
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GSA Answers 105 Questions About Transition From DUNS To Unique IDs – Nextgov
By the end of next year, all organizations working with the government will have a new identifier. This major shift has generated some questions, which GSA is trying to answer.
Source: GSA Answers 105 Questions About Transition From DUNS To Unique IDs – Nextgov
“Do Your RFP Like Your Laundry”
Doing your laundry isn’t fun, it is a chore. The same can be said about the RFP process for your new ERP. I am not going to tell you there is a way to make it fun, but there are ways to make it faster and less onerous. Like laundry, an RFP can be a heavy load to undertake, but it can also be a light load. It may even be a quick few steps. It is important to do it right though, since you don’t want to start again with a rewash or RFP reissue.
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Vendors, Behave Like You Are Part of the Buying Team – Hank Barnes
As we’ve continued to explore how enterprises make buying decisions, we’ve discovered that the biggest challenges often exist within the buying team. Fundamentally, for all we talk about buying processes, many organizations don’t really have one. Or at least one they execute consistently. Instead, it is a mix of practices, politics, and “gut feel.” The end result is that many buying teams have regrets about what their buying decisions almost immediately. This puts them on a path to marginal success at best.
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All things contracting with Larry Allen | Federal News Network
This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviews Larry Allen (formerly of Allen Federal), managing director of the Federal Market Access practice at BDO.
Topics discussed include:
- end-of-FY spending for IT expected to top $18 billion, along with an increase of use of the micropurchase card (new spending limit of $10,000)
- Assisted Acquisitions Service at NIH closing abruptly
- NITAAC issues and rumors
- GSA IG weighing in on TDR program
- GSA Schedule consolidation target date of Oct 1 closing in
- the latest on JEDI
- FY 2020 to kick off with yet another CR
Source: All things contracting with Larry Allen | Federal News Network
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GWACs anticipate bump in year end spending over FY2018 — FCW
The largest governmentwide acquisition contracts expect the end of the fiscal 2019 buying season will top last year’s and are extending hours of operation to accommodate demand.
Source: GWACs anticipate bump in year end spending over FY2018 — FCW