Several Fed Agencies Changing Acquisition Strategies

April 26, 2019

Looking to better engage small business and the innovation community, while speeding up the time-t0-market of technology solutions, several federal agencies are updating their acquisition strategies. According to, one of the agencies making changes is the National Science Foundation, who only accepted proposals from academia in the past, but will start awarding startups and […]

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SBA Amending SBIR and STTR

April 20, 2019

The Small Business Administration publishes final SBIR and STTR Policy Directives, effective May 2, 2019. Specifically: The Small Business Administration combines the two directives into one document, clarifies the data rights and Phase III preference afforded to SBIR and STTR small business awardees, adds definitions relating to data rights, and clarifies the benchmarks for progress […]

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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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