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Agencies, vendors influence next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration spent almost two years listening to departments and contractors to improve how the Network Services 2020 program should work. The result is a draft Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFP that GSA released Feb. 28.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Industry , GSA , Telecommunications , Fred Haines , Mary Davie , Network Services 2020 , Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions , Networx , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 03:59am EST

GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , Price Reduction Clause , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Acquisition Excellence Conference , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 03:56am EST
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Yelp-like ratings system coming to IT procurements

OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Anne Rung , OFPP , Industry , Acquisition 360 , Acquisition Excellence Conference , Category management , digital services , ACT-IAC , Buyer’s club , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 04:40am EST

Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Precise as it might be, sometimes contract language doesn't quite cover a particular situation. While it would probably make a contractor's life easier to just stick to the contract language, that's not always an option. Tim Sullivan is a partner at the law firm Thompson Coburn, and author of the blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tackled the ninth commandment: Be prepared to reciprocate. It's not just the words on the page that matter; it's the relationship between a contractor and the government customer.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , Tom Temin , federal drive , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , Contracting

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 10:34am EST
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Contracting Commandment 9: Thou shalt be flexible and cooperative

One of the most difficult things to learn is when and where to be flexible in terms of performing a contract, but it's critical if you want to succeed in the long run, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan in a new commentary.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , Acquisition , Contracting , flexibility , commentary

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 02:44am EST

Arrow Electronics acquires immixGroup

Arrow Electronics, Inc. signed a deal on Monday to acquire IT solutions provider immixGroup, Inc.

Tags: Arrow Electronics , immixGroup , Contracting , Industry , technology , information technology , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 03:59pm EST

Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt maintain thy contracting integrity

Personal integrity should never be confused with the federal government's insistence that its contractors have codes of conduct. Integrity starts with you, says procurement expert Tim Sullivan.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , Contracting , Acquisition , Industry , Integrity

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:00am EST

All things social

Geoff Livingston, president of Tenacity5 Media will discuss the state of social media with host Mark Amtower.
March 2, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , Contracting , Geoff Livingston , Tenacity5 Media , business marketing , social media , Instagram , Pinterest , Brewster , ManageFlitter , LinkedIn , social networks , Facebook , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/02/2015, 08:57pm EST
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New HR training contract pushes toward RFP release

A year after canceling its $2 billion training contract, the Office of Personnel Management is getting closer to finalizing what that new procurement vehicle will look like.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , OPM , Human Capital and Training Solutions , Category management , OASIS , Training and Management Assistance , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:51am EST

Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

The Defense Business Board said the Pentagon can reduce its spending by $125 billion by getting rid of contracts, offering early retirements and modernizing its business operations. The Board is looking specifically at large commercial firms like Lockheed Martin and Pepsi Co. as inspiration for how to modernize DoD's business portfolio. Steve Grundman is M.A. and George Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and former DoD assistant secretary for industrial affairs and installations. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the Pentagon should be wary of following examples from those large firms.

Tags: Steve Grundman , Atlantic Council , DoD , Contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 04:15pm EST
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