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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , OFPP , Army , Air Force , DHS , USDA , acquisition workforce , annuitants , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

Hearing offers little clarity to campaign disclosure proposal

Republican House lawmakers are frustrated and concerned over the draft Executive Order requiring contractors to make campaign contributions public. OFPP's Dan Gordon declines to answer specific questions about the proposal, but said transparency is key to ensuring trust in the procurement system.

Tags: contracting , industry , Darrell Issa , Sam Graves , Elijah Cummings , Nydia Velazquez , Tim Walberg , House Small Business Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OFPP , White House , FEC , draft executive order , political contributions , Disclose Act , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/13/2011, 07:35am EDT
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Agencies must justify large 8(a) contracts

The FAR Councils are adding a new set of controls to contracts worth more than $20 million going to vendors in the socioeconomic program. This interim rule is in reaction to problems that surfaced last year when 8(a) firms were passing most of the work under the award to large businesses. Agencies also have new requirements to determine the order of priority for small business programs, around multiple-award contracts and when to use other than firm-fixed price contracts.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , GSA , IRMCO , SBA , FAR Councils , 8(a) program , HUBZone program , service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses , multiple-award contracts , firm fixed price contracts , Alaskan Native Corporations , sole source contracts , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:08am EDT
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Agencies must justify large contracts to 8(a) firms

The FAR Councils are adding a new set of controls to contracts worth more than $20 million going to vendors in the socioeconomic program. This interim rule is in reaction to problems that surfaced last year when 8(a) firms were passing most of the work under the award to large businesses. Agencies also have new requirements to determine the order of priority for small business programs, around multiple-award contracts and when to use other than firm-fixed price contracts.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , GSA , IRMCO , SBA , FAR Councils , 8(a) program , HUBZone program , service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses , multiple-award contracts , firm fixed price contracts , Alaskan Native Corporations , sole source contracts , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:29am EDT

OFPP zeroes in on acquisition workforce

Some administration officials fear the acquisition workforce can't properly manage government contracts. Dan Gordon said strengthening that workforce is OFPP's number one priority. He also said he wants to improve communication between government acquisition officers and industry.

Tags: contracting , management , acquisition workforce , OFPP , mythbusting , AFFIRM , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:02am EST
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Myth-Busting at OFPP

OFPP's Myth-busting campaign is working to clear up misconceptions about the campaign itself. OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon joins the show to explain.
February 15, 2011 (Encore presentation July 5, 2011)

Tags: technology , contracting , OFPP , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , mythbusting

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 01:00pm EST
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OFPP, OPM join forces to recruit acquisition workers

A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , OPM , hiring reform , acquisition workforce , hiring flexibilities , USAJobs.gov , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:32pm EST

OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Tags: contracting , management , OMB , OFPP , FAI , DAU , FAR , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST
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OMB reminds agencies to justify brand names in RFPs

The Office of Management and Budget is reminding agencies for a second time in four years not to use brand names in their procurements.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Vivek Kundra , Victoria Espinel , OMB , brand name justification , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:27pm EST

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Tags: DoD

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:53pm EST
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