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OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship

OFPP administrator Gordon says the draft of the new definition of "inherently governmental" should be public by the end of March. He says the goal of the draft policy letter is to better clarify federal and vendor roles. OFPP is also focusing on multiple award contracts and strategic sourcing.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GSA , Bill Gormley , Washington Management Group , Coalition for Government Procurement , Multiple award contracts , inherently governmental , strategic sourcing , SmartBUY , acquisition workforce

Friday - 03/12/2010, 06:37am EST

Intelligence community redefines inherently governmental

ODNI bringing work back into agencies and reducing contractor workforce.

Tags: contracting , Dennis Blair , ODNI , OMB , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , inherently governmental , outsourcing , IARPA , Cybersecurity

Thursday - 07/23/2009, 06:51am EDT

Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees

Provision in 2010 omnibus spending bill requires credit checks on employees before giving them a government credit card. Law also requires agencies to create service contract inventories, and fully funds the E-Government Fund for the first time in eight years.

Tags: management , contracting , Technology , pay and benefits , David Obey , OMB , OPM , GSA , DoD , AFGE , John Gage , omnibus spending bill , E-Government Fund , Agency credit card , service contract inventory , BRAC , insourcing , Internet cookies

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:56pm EST

Contractors: From Valley Forge to the Pentagon

Some experts say there are now six federal contractors for every federal employee. So is that a bad thing? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has another take on the issue.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , contracing , inherently governmental

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 04:00am EDT

86ing A-76?

Tags: P&B , job competition , Derrick Dortch , outsourcing

Thursday - 03/12/2009, 10:37am EDT

A-76 privatizations on pause

The FY10 Defense Appropriations Conference Report includes a provision that would suspend all pending OMB Circular A-76 studies and conversions in the Department of Defense.

Tags: Defense , outsourcing , insourcing , mngt , DoD

Monday - 12/21/2009, 10:30am EST

Defense bill nudges toward outsourcing

Several outsourcing-friendly provisions made their way into the Defense authorization bill approved by the House of Representatives last week. The bill would lift a moratorium on public-private competitions via the A-76 process in DoD, and expresses the sense of Congress that DoD should insource only those jobs which are inherently governmental.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Industry , OMB , inherently governmental , insourcing , outsourcing , competition , Lexington Institute , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Defense Logistics Agency , Carlyle Group , Frank Finelli , David Berteau , John Conger , Redding Hobby , Dan Goure , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/30/2011, 11:14am EDT

Bill would reform A-76 outsourcing process

Sen. Mikulski and Rep. Sarbanes introduce legislation to change the way agencies outsource jobs and determine what are inherently governmental functions.

Tags: contracting , Industry , Barbara Mikulski , John Duncan , John Thune , OMB , OFPP , inherently governmental , outsourcing , insourcing , Jason Miller , John Sarbanes

Friday - 05/13/2011, 02:51pm EDT

Is DoD ignoring lessons learned from insourcing?

The Defense Department has been trying to improve efficiencies and cut costs by using both competitions with the private sector and High Performance Organizations (HPOs), a solution based in-house rather than on a public-private competition.

Tags: contracting , management , insourcing , outsourcing , HPO , DoD , GAO , John Pendleton , Dorothy Ramienski , DorobekInsider

Monday - 06/07/2010, 04:31pm EDT

GAO sees more bid protests in 2009

The agency received more complaints last year than in any of the previous eight years. GAO also came to a final decision on more cases in 2009 than the year before. More agencies and vendors also are turning to alternative dispute resolution to solve their differences, GAO finds.

Tags: contracting , GAO , SBA , TSA , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , task order protest

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 07:02am EST
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