This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviews Dan Snyder, deputy director of Government Contracts Research at Bloomberg Government and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal on what to expect at the end of FY 2018 and the beginning of FY 2019.
The infusion of new contractors means that the OASIS program will be well-positioned to continue to deliver best value mission support to meet customer agency needs.
September will mark 13 years since the General Services Administration merged the Federal Technology Service and the Federal Supply Service to make the Federal Acquisition Service.
Agencies got a big boost in appropriations midway through the fiscal year, making it harder than usual for them to write contracts to spend all of their appropriated funds. Meanwhile, there are at least some indications that the Trump administration is trying to prevent agencies from spending all of the money they’ve recieved. David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the end-of-year spending rush.
Topics from the 2018 Federal Contractor Study included:
Fewer federal contractors were debarred or suspended last year. In it’s annual report to Congress, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee said agency use of the punishments decreased modestly from fiscal 2016. In all, there were 604 suspensions, more than 1,400 debarments and a littler over 1,600 proposed debarments in fiscal 2017, a 14 percent decrease. The committee said the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development were among the agencies who carried out the most suspensions, debarments and proposed debarments. (Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee)
Those responsible for the Federal Acquisition Regulations and their DoD supplement are working through mandates from the 2017 Defense Authorization Act. The law required lots of picky little changes but also some fairly sweeping ones. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offered an update on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.