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EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Green government , EPA , GSA , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

Lawmakers question DHS' awards under the EAGLE II contract

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, wrote a letter to DHS Chief Procurement Officer Nick Nayak earlier this week questioning the agency's entire solicitation process.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DHS , Eagle II , IT services , Mike McCaul , Jeff Duncan , House Homeland Security Committee , STG , Nick Nayak , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:56am EST

DoD gives industry homework around e-health records, intel IT services

DoD's Health Management Systems Modernization Program seeks input from vendors on the current capabilities of electronic health records in the commercial market. The Defense Intelligence Agency issued a draft request for proposals in late September for the multiple-award Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE) contract, which could be worth $6 billion.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , technology , DIA , DoD , electronic health records , VA , E-SITE , Health Management Systems Modernization Program , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 02:08pm EDT

TechAmerica files $5 million lawsuit against ITI, three former execs

The association claims Trey Hodgkins, Pam Walker and Carol Henton breached their contract and disclosed proprietary information to ITI that would harm TechAmerica.

Tags: TechAmerica , ITI Council , Trey Hodgkins , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Dennis Stolkey , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:40am EST

ITI becomes a player in acquisition after TechAmerica exodus

Four senior TechAmerica officials, Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president global public sector; Erica McCann, manager of procurement policy; Carol Henton, vice president of state and local government division; and Pam Walker, senior director for homeland security; took similar roles with ITI's new IT Alliance for Public Sector organization, which will focus on technology and acquisition issues.

Tags: acquisition policy , management , Trey Hodgkins , Dean Garfield , Pam Walker , Carol Henton , Erica McCann , TechAmerica , IT Industry Council , people , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:29am EST

DoD gives vendors 20-day notice of insourcing of jobs

A new interim rule implements a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act requiring the Pentagon to tell vendors before pulling contractor positions back into the government.

Tags: contracting , DoD , Federal Register , insourcing , GAO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 02:22pm EDT

Vendors see writing on the wall when it comes to low price acquisitions

New research and a survey of federal contracting employees and contractors found the use of lowest price, technically acceptable is here to stay. Vendors must figure out how to adjust to this new acquisition environment where innovation and value are not always an agency's top priority.

Tags: contracting , Market Connections , Centurion Research Solutions , lowest price technically acceptable , Lisa Dezzutti , Fritzi Serafin , Deb Alderson , Soltera Defense Solutions , Ray Whitehead , General Dynamics IT , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:13am EDT

Uncertainty plagues contractors post-shutdown

Federal employees are reporting back to work Thursday, and they will receive back pay from the shutdown in their next paycheck. But what about contractors? The situation is not so crystal clear.

Tags: government shutdown , contracting , Federal Drive , Roger Waldron , Shefali Kapadia , workforce

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 10:40am EDT
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Agencies delaying more RFPs, industry days as shutdown persists

Govini, a market analysis and research firm, found agencies amended slightly more acquisitions this year as compared to last year -- 2.6 percent compared to 2 percent. But the average delay in 2013 compared to 2012 was 11 days longer -- 15 days compared to four days.

Tags: government shutdown , acquisition , contracting , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Michael Fischetti , NCMA , Geoff Celhar , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:25am EDT

Small businesses carrying weight of shutdown on their payrolls

Many small and large businesses are turning to cash reserves to pay bills, including employee salaries, as the government stops processing invoices. There could be a silver lining for some, as the government may be liable for the cost of a shutdown-related stop work order under specific types of contracts.

Tags: contracting , government shutdown , Kim Hayes , Ambit Group , Mary Beth Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , John Hunnicutt , TRCA , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , Michael Fischetti , NCMA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 04:16am EDT
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