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VA wants to change vet-owned business re-verification from 1 to 2 years

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to change the frequency of reverifying veteran-owned businesses from once a year to once every two years, according to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register.

Tags: VA , contracting , Bob Hesser , Vet-Force , Jolie Lee , Federal Register , veterans

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:56am EDT

GSA's OASIS contract to streamline professional services offerings

The General Services Administration is months away from releasing details of its newest contract vehicle that will allow agencies to find professional services solutions across disciplines. OASIS program manager Jim Ghiloni gave a status update on the contract.
June 26, 2012(Encore presentation July 10, 2012)

Tags: Jim Ghiloni , OASIS , contracting , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron , technology , professional services

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:22pm EDT
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GSA, DISA face protests of billion dollar awards

CWTSatoTravel objected to the $1.4 billion E- Travel award going to Concur Technologies. SAIC protested DISA's $4.6 billion award for the Global Information Grid management services to Lockheed Martin. Both protestors are the incumbent contractors.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , DISA , Concur Technologies , E-Travel , CWTSatoTravel , Lockheed Martin , SAIC , GAO , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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DRC awarded $10 million in contracts with IRS

Dynamics Research Corporation has been awarded $10.2 million in contracts with the Internal Revenue Service. DRC will provide independent verification and validation services for the Credit Card Processor's systems and will be responsible for the system readiness and accuracy of the credit card program.

Tags: DRC , IRS , TIPSS-4 , Taeja Smith , contracting ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 06:15pm EDT

Election preview

Host Roger Waldron talks about the upcoming fall elections with former Virginia congressman, and Deloitte Federal Government Affairs Director Tom Davis.
June 19, 2012

Tags: contracting , 2012 election , Tom Davis , Deloitte , budget battle , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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Agencies have much to learn from bid protest process

Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.

Tags: Joseph Petrillo , Federal Drive , Steven Maser , bid protests , contracting , management , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , General Services Administration

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 10:45am EDT
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GSA considers alternatives to track contractors

For decades, the General Services Administration has contracted with the company Dun & Bradstreet to provide unique identifying numbers for businesses. These numbers called Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS numbers allow GSA to track contractors and other recipients of federal funds. But the cost of using this service has grown from $1 million in 2002 to about $19 million per year under the current contract.

Tags: Bill Woods , GAO , Dun & Bradstreet , DUNS number , contracting , inherently governmental , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 11:20am EDT
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Analysis: Sequestration would drive contractors over 'fiscal cliff'

Defense contractors are growing increasingly worried about the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, which are set to take effect in January. Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, said the cuts would hit the defense industry particularly hard.

Tags: Marion Blakey , AIA , industry , DoD , sequestration , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:59pm EDT
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All things SEWP

Joanne Woytek, program manager of NASA SEWP talks about the government wide contract vehicle and its goals and missions for the future.
June 18, 2012(Encore presentation July 16, 2012)

Tags: contracting , SEWP , NASA , Joanne Woytek , IDIQs , GWAC , government contracting , SEWP 5 , Small business contracting

Monday - 06/18/2012, 09:42pm EDT
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Wartime contracting reform bill reintroduced

Senators Claire McCaskill and Jim Webb gain bipartisan support on legislation designed to decrease wasteful spending. Some provisions in the bill regarding accountability have been strengthened.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Esther Carey

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:07pm EDT
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