News DoD Amends DFARS

April 18, 2019

The Department of Defense issues several proposed rules and final rules, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.  Of the proposed rules, potentially the most consequential would implement a statutory mandate that requires a preference for fixed-price deals in defense contracting, where contracting officers would have to consider a fixed-price contract first when deciding an […]

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Bloomberg Law: Federal Contract Spending Forecast Rises to $583B in Fiscal 2020

April 16, 2019

Bloomberg Law recently posted that federal contracting spending obligations in 2020 are expected to be between $538 billion to $630 billion. These are estimates based on data from the Bloomberg Government’s Market Forecast Dashboard. In fiscal 2018 there was $560 billion reported. Click here to read the entire article >

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GSA Rescinds All Awards Made on $15B Alliant 2 Small Business Contract

April 02, 2019

The Court of Federal Claims says that the General Services Administration must reconsider its 81 contract awards (worth $15B) under small business IT services procurement. The court also notes that the GSA cannot proceed with its current awardee list and has to re-evaluate proposals in a way that redresses its errors. The article goes on […]

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OMB Releases Memorandum Providing Guidance on Category Management

March 27, 2019

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Deputy Director for Management released a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies on March 20, 2019, titled ‘Category Management: Making Smarter Use of Common Contract Solutions and Practices.’ The purpose of the Memorandum was to provide guidance on the use of category management. According to […]

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House to Hold Hearing on Small Business Runway Extension Act

March 25, 2019

According to the House Committee on Small Businesses website, the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will meet for a hearing titled, “Cleared for Take-off? Implementation of the Small Business Runway Extension Act.” The Hearing is scheduled for March 26, 2019. In December 2018 the Act was signed into law.  It was […]

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