Expectations for public sector procurement continue to rise as budgets shrink and the “do more with less” mantra prevails, just as it does in most private sectors.
The General Services Administration has expanded the availability of contractors on its governmentwide hybrid acquisition vehicle, the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business (OASIS SB) Pool 2 contract, to include 161 small businesses.
The OASIS and OASIS SB contracts enable agencies to acquire a broad range of services, such as program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific and financial services, all under one contract.
GSA developed an on-ramp for the OASIS SB that resulted in the addition of 31 new small businesses to the contract.
The General Services Administration issued a request for information on the future of entity identification and validation services that could replace the expiring contract with Dun & Bradstreet in 2018.
With so much on Congress’ plate when its members come back from recess, fears of another government shutdown loom once again. And with statements from key administration officials, it seems this year’s budget debate will be even more fierce than years past.
To help contractors understand and prepare, David Berteau, John Cooney, and Alan Chvotkin spoke during the Professional Services Council webinar entitled “Government Shutdown? Debt Ceiling Breach? Are You Prepared?”
In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the Professional Services Council made some suggested revisions to clarify OMB’s memo on eliminating agency reporting.
A government contractor confidence index compiled from a survey by government business intelligence company Onvia finds positive outlooks on future growth and the overall economy, especially among the tech sector.
The White House previewed an executive order it says will boost manufacturing and skilled labor at home.
A Government Accountability Office analysis of governmentwide contracting data looked at the trends in federal agency discretionary spending between the years 2011 and 2015.
A DoD employee allegedly funneled millions in veteran-business contracts through a shell company.
A report by Forrester Research analyst Rick Parrish extrapolates challenges that customer-centric government could face based on the Trump administration’s private sector-focused, anti-regulatory promises and appointments to date.