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NASA SEWP lowers fees for agencies

When it rolls out its fifth version next month, NASA's SEWP will have the lowest fees of any governmentwide acquisition contract. It will charge less than 0.4 percent to participating agencies. SEWP IV fees are 0.45 percent, compared to the General Services Administration's 0.75 percent.

Tags: SEWP , SEWP 5 , Joanne Woytek , Federal Drive , GWAC , Emily Kopp , NASA

Monday - 10/06/2014, 10:13am EDT
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PSC hires Navy acquisition exec to lead defense, intel committee

Jerry Punderson, the outgoing director of contracts for the Naval Sea Systems Command, will join PSC as its new senior vice president of defense and intelligence.

Tags: Jason Miller , industry , people , DoD , Navy , Jerry Punderson , Stan Soloway

Monday - 10/06/2014, 08:58am EDT

Energy reverses course on plan to hire VA executive at center of FedBid procurement fraud

The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management planned to bring on Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration's deputy chief procurement officer, but now has changed its mind. Taylor is accused by the VA inspector general of committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators and having a conflict of interest by promoting FedBid.

Tags: management , Energy , Veterans Affairs , Susan Taylor , Thomas Johnson , FedBid , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:14pm EDT

NASA names SEWP V contractors

NASA has awarded spots on the latest version of its governmentwide technology contract to 43 firms. It plans to add more names to that list within a few days. Agencies will be able to buy through SEWP V beginning next month.

Tags: NASA , SEWP , SEWP 5 , Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement , technology , GWAC , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 07:07am EDT

Rep. Coffman calls on VA to take swift action against Susan Taylor

The chairman of the Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald wanting more details on the actions it will take in light of the inspector general report involving the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration and FedBid.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Mike Coffman , Bob McDonald , FedBid , Susan Taylor , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 06:34pm EDT

Strategic sourcing, GSA schedules, and more

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, will discuss a wide range of procurement issues including interagency contracting, and acquisition streamlining.
September 30, 2014

Tags: contracting , FSSI , GSA , GSA schedules , Interagency contracting , transactional costs , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 08:49pm EDT
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The end of FY 2014, SES reform, and more

Tom Temin, anchor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Radio, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss a wide range issues including the end of the fiscal year, and a possible SES exodus.
September 29, 2014

Tags: contracting , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio , continuing resolution , SES , presidential appointees , budget 2014 , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 09/29/2014, 08:16pm EDT
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VA IG unwinds tale of procurement fraud, abuse involving senior agency officials, FedBid

The Veterans Affairs inspector general issued a report alleging the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration used her position to promote and award a contract to FedBid, a reverse auction vendor, and improperly acted as an agent of the vendor, creating a conflict of interest.

Tags: Jason Miller , contracting , industry , management , oversight , Veterans Affairs , FedBid , reverse auctions , Susan Taylor , Jan Frye

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:26am EDT
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Lexy Kessler, Government Contracting Practice Partner, Aronson

Budget certainty is in place now, with the continuing resolution that funds the government through Dec. 11. But what happens after that? Only Congress can make that more clear, and it isn't doing anything until November. Lexy Kessler is partner-in-charge of the government contracting practice at Aronson LLC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said history can be a contractor's planning guide for the CR.

Tags: In Depth , Lexy Kessler , contracting , Congress , management , budget , continuing resolution , Aronson LLC , Francis Rose

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

A big contractor goes to court to challenge the Veterans Affairs Department's plan to limit a solicitation for services to small businesses - and the big guy wins. The details of the case make it one to watch, according to our procurement expert. Attorney Joe Petrillo explained the case of Rotech v. United States on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Federal Drive , Veterans Affairs , Rotech , Legal Loop , contracting , SBA

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 01:09pm EDT
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