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GAO denies latest protest of Office Supplies 3 solicitation

Lawyers say GSA's analysis of the impact of OS3 on small businesses met the requirements under the Small Business Jobs Act.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , GAO , GSA , SBA , Office Supplies 3 , federal strategic sourcing initiative , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 11:39am EDT

Protests force GSA to suspend governmentwide use of Office Supplies 2 contract

Eleven vendors submitted protests to GAO over GSA's desire to extend the OS2 contract another six months. The contractors say GSA's extension would violate the Small Business Jobs Act because they didn't do a contract consolidation impact assessment.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Industry , GSA , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protest , Roger Waldron , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 03:49am EDT

Congress joins the fray as protests mount over strategic sourcing

Reps. Grace Meng and Tim Walberg introduce a provision in the Defense authorization bill to require GAO to study the impact of strategic sourcing on small businesses. GSA also is facing more than two dozen protests over its current and future office supplies contracts and now OASIS.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Industry , Congress , Grace Meng , Tim Walberg , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protests , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , OASIS , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:29pm EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a bi-weekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Contracting , William LaPlante , Alan Chvotkin , Industry , VistA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:15am EDT

Former contractor pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Former contract employee was charged with allegedly defrauding the United States in connection with a contract to provide reconstruction-related services in Afghanistan.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Contracting , Industry , PAE Inc. , Afghanistan , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:47pm EDT

DoJ files False Claims Act lawsuit against CA Technologies

The Justice Department alleges CA has violated since 2002 terms of its GSA schedules contract and over-charged the government for IT hardware and software.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , Justice Department , GSA , CA Technologies , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , False Claims Act , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:38pm EDT

Industry Chatter: Christian Heiter of Hitachi Data Systems Federal

Big data programs are helping the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services protect hundreds of millions of dollars from fraud, according to the White House. The Obama Administration says it's trying to introduce more big data programs to help other agencies save money, but privacy concerns and other roadblocks might slow progress down. Christian Heiter, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems Federal, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter. He talked about how big data initiatives will help agencies save money and the challenges agencies may have implementing them.

Tags: Christian Heiter , Hitachi Data Systems Federal , Industry , Industry Chatter , In Depth

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 06:06pm EDT
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Agencies suspending, debarring contractors more than ever

The Government Accountability Office reports agencies listened to the ISDC's demands to improve and make use of their suspension and debarment tools.

Tags: GAO , OMB , ISDC , suspension , debarment , Industry , acquisition , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 05/23/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Lindenmoyer taps private industry to fulfill NASA's space transportation needs

Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , NASA , Industry , Contracting , International Space Station , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:04pm EDT

Competition, ease of use is GSA's focus for next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration received responses Thursday from vendors on how to shape the first major acquisition under the Network Services 2020 program. Officials say they are heeding the mistakes and missteps of the Networx contract. GSA expects to issue a RFP in November and make the first awards in May 2015.

Tags: technology , Contracting , acquisition , Industry , GSA , Kevin Gallo , Fred Haines , Tony Bardo , Hughes Network Systems , Network Services 2020 , Networx , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:15am EDT
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