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NASA announces winners of SEWP V contract

NASA has released the awardees of the multi-billion dollar SEWP V contract for two of the four procurement groups.

Tags: SEWP 5 , SEWP 4 , acquisition , NASA , Joanne Woytek , contract awardees

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 04:20pm EDT

Bill Welch, Partner, McMahon, Welch and Learned

When the Government Accountability Office rules in favor of a contract protest, it doesn't automatically mean the protester wins the contract. That happened in a recent case involving the Department of Veterans Affairs. Bill Welch, a partner at McMahon, Welch and Learned, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that's one of two important lessons federal agencies and contractors need to learn from this case.

Tags: In Depth , Bill Welch , Department of Veterans Affairs ,

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 05:35pm EDT
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Dave Wennergren, Senior Vice President for Technology, PSC

25 percent of the federal contracting workforce has less than five years of experience. And there are ten times more contracting employees over 50 years old than under 30. Dave Wennergren is senior vice president for technology at the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those splits between age and experience mean your agency's not using innovative solutions you already have.

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Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 04:33pm EDT
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Why do feds and contractors have such a bad reputation outside DC?

Two huge steps could go a long way toward healing the frustration taxpayers have with agencies and vendors, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: commentary , industry , management , In Depth

Monday - 03/23/2015, 07:30am EDT

All things procurement

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top procurement issues in 2015, and how they are impacting contractors.
March 23, 2015

Tags: acquisition , procurement , Small business contracting , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , GSA , Category management , reverse auctions , USAF , FedBid , should cost , Dan Tangherlini , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/23/2015, 08:54pm EDT
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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies, CSBA

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley tells the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower that out of eight shipyards in the United States, half are one contract away from being what he calls "not viable." Bryan Clark, senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the health of the maritime contracting industry.

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Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.

Tags: acquisition , industry , small business , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Steve Chabot , SBA , reverse auctions , contract bundling , small business contracting goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:36pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal contractors have a new way to tell agency contracting shops how they really feel about the acquisition process. It's called Acquisition 360. It gives both contractors and program managers a chance to rate how individual agencies go about buying things. Anne Rung is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Leslie Field is the deputy administrator. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about how Acquisition 360 works, and how they hope it will help improve the federal procurement process.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , acquisition , Acquisition 360 , OFPP , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:19am EDT
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Army commits $500 million to GSA's OASIS contract

Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army's fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.

Tags: acquisition , OASIS , GSA , Harry Hallock , Tiffany Hixson , Jim Ghiloni , Professional services , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:53am EDT
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An update on the NASA SEWP program

Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA SEWP, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the performance of NASA SEWP IV, and what's ahead with NASA SEWP V.
March 17, 2015

Tags: acquisition , NASA , NASA SEWP , NASA SEWP V , Joanne Woytek , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 09:30pm EDT
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