GSA Plans to Consolidate 24 Multiple Award Schedules Into One

August 14, 2019 Federal plan for one award schedule gets industry thumbs-up. Government contractors see promise in the General Services Administration’s plan to consolidate the current 24 multiple award schedules into a single schedule over the next couple years, according to preliminary results from the agency’s request for information on the plan, released Aug. 1. Citing problems […]

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$1.4 Billion+ in Contracts at Risk By HHS Shutting Down Assisted Acquisition Services

August 13, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Program Support Center provides assisted acquisition services for other agencies at the tune of more than $1.4 billion.  These agencies include the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Special Counsel, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departement of Defense. HHS has decided to stop offering assisted acquisition […]

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Michael Wooten Confirmed As Top Procurement Administrator

August 12, 2019

Michael Wooten has been newly confirmed administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. His agenda includes innovation, cost efficiency, cybersecurity protections, small business partnerships and category management. He has pledged to be a strong supporter of President Trump’s management agenda. Mr. Wooten is the first confirmed head of OFPP since 2016. During his confirmation […]

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Changing Size Status Calculation: Impacts of SBAs Proposed Rule

July 15, 2019

The Proposed Rule, if enacted, will expand the look-back period to five years. Currently, the U.S. Small Business Administration averages a company’s annual receipts for the preceding three years to decide if a company qualifies as a small business or whether the company has grown out of the applicable size standard. By altering the calculation […]

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Bill Gives IRS Ability to Quickly Hire Temp Employees with Critical IT Skills

July 08, 2019

On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer First Act, which gives the IRS the ability to hire temporary employees with critical IT skills quickly. The bill brings back “streamlined critical pay,” an authority that had expired in 2013, and one that IRS leaders have advocated for. The IRS has argued that streamline critical […]

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