Rule implementing Obama executive order seeks to clarify new requirements and help contractors avoid sex and pay discrimination.
The administration wants to change how agencies buy cybersecurity services as part of a $19 billion plan to tighten federal information security.
GSA’s Mary Davie steps in to manage IT category
As many in the government sector know, the 2013 government shutdown and subsequent triggering of the sequestration negatively impacted the government contracting market. The extent of the impact has been difficult to discern, but with three years of data we’re starting to make sense of the damage.
Incredible amounts of time and energy are wasted in proposal arguments that are basically pointless. They cause delays. They create extra work. They make people dread working on proposals. And they probably do more to lower your win rate than raise it.
Kiya Perrin, a business opportunity specialist for the Small Business Administration, explained last week at the AQCUIRE trade show what the 8(a) Business Development Program is and how government agencies should submit offer letters to get involved.
The President’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order 13673 has, to say the least, been very controversial, not for what it tries to achieve, but for the extreme record-keeping and reporting burden it places on businesses doing work for the Government. One of the recurring criticisms is its application to all contractors including those who have never had issues with of violations of pay and safety regulations. The implementing regulations by themselves are extensive. The Department of Labor’s is 103 pages. The FAR Council’s draft is 131 pages on top of Labor’s. Other Agencies of the Federal Government have their own.See our post from last March, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces with links to other postings on our coverage of the subject.
Begin your research today so you are prepared when GSA releases the final Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 SB RFPs.
When most people think of a proposal re-use library, they think of pre-written proposal sections. We’ve invented a new kind that can have a far greater impact on your win rates. Instead of trying to capture all of your proposal text and recycle it, which turns out to have a negative impact on your win rate, try focusing on your bid strategies instead.