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Proposal cuts time for vendors to comment on performance reviews

A proposed rule by the FAR Council would reduce the number of days contractors have to comment on a performance evaluation to 14 days from 30.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , OFPP , FAR Council , Past performance , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 02:14pm EDT

White House wants to scrap law allowing costly contractor salaries

The Obama administration has called on Congress to cap government-reimbursed contractor compensation at $400,000, a move that the head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy said would save hundreds of millions of dollars. Joe Jordan, the OFPP administrator, said the White House would send proposed legislation to Congress next week.

Tags: contractor pay cap , acquisition , OFPP , Joe Jordan

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 06:02pm EDT

Groups say veteran-owned contracting still broken

Veterans service organizations say despite attempts at improvement, the Department of Veterans Affairs' verification process for veteran-owned small businesses is still barring legitimate firms from contracts with the department, while doing little to deter actual fraud.

Tags: VA , Congress , acquisition , SDVOSB , veterans , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , Joe Wynn , Davy Leghorn , Mark Goldschmitt , Center for Veterans Enterprise , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 03:06pm EDT
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OFPP tells agencies to get serious about tracking contractor performance

Agencies must meet annual goals between 2013 and 2015 to enter data into the Past Performance Information Retrieval System. Joe Jordan, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said inputting and referring to vendor performance information can reduce risks for agencies.

Tags: acquisition , industry , contracting , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Lesley Field , PPIRS , Past performance , FAPIIS , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/11/2013, 04:21pm EDT

DoD slow to codify some interagency contracting standards

Despite a big policy push from the administration, some agencies have lagged in implementing guidance dealing with interagency contracting, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. Still, GAO said the creation of a policy framework by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy had gone a long way toward ameliorating some of the issues that landed interagency contracting on the watchdog agency's high-risk list eight years ago, such as duplication and unclear lines of authority between agencies.

Tags: DoD , OFPP , GAO , Interagency contracting , acquisition , contracting

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 05:15pm EST

IT acquisition

Robert Coen, acting program director for NITAAC, discusses the state of the IT acquisition market with host Roger Waldron.
January 15, 2013 (Encore presentation February 12, 2013)

Tags: acquisition , NIH , NITAAC , information technology , IT acquisition , GWACs , CIOSP3 , CIOSP3 Small Business , ECSIII , contracting , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 12:22am EST
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FAR Council finalizing nine rules in 2013

The semi-annual regulatory agenda highlights final and proposed changes to the federal acquisition and agency-specific acquisition regulations.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , GSA , FAR Council , DHS , DoD

Friday - 01/11/2013, 08:10pm EST
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New FAR rule would permanently require prompt payments to small subs

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council's proposal would implement part of a July 2012 memo from the Office of Management and Budget. The memo directed agencies to take specific steps to ensure accelerated payments to small businesses.

Tags: acquisition , OMB , FAR Council , industry , small business , prompt payment , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:16pm EST

Unions, watchdog groups renew call for capping 'exorbitant' contractor salaries

A collection of federal unions and watchdogs groups wrote to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee urging support for a law capping taxpayer-funded contracting compensation costs at $230, 700 the maximum salary earned by the highest-paid federal employees.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , contractor pay cap , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , AFGE , NTEU , POGO , Carl Levin , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 06:05pm EDT

Suspension, debarment numbers don't tell full story

Despite mounting pressure from certain quarters of the government and Congress to more aggressively suspend and debar irresponsible contractors, some agencies only rarely, if ever, do so. Rob Burton, the former acting administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said data on suspensions and debarments isn't always an apples-to-apples comparison.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , suspension and debarment , Rob Burton , Venable law firm , industry , contracting , Industry Chatter , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:32pm EDT
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