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8(a) STARS III GWAC Released by GSA

September 16, 2020

The General Service Administration (GSA) has released the 8(a) STARS III Governementwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The STARS program is known “governmentwide as a best-in-class, easy-to-use, and streamlined procurement solution to purchase information technology services from 8(a) prime contractors.” This GWAC focuses more on emerging technologies and performance located outside of the Continental US. Many praise […]

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Payment Schedule Changes For FSA Contractors

April 18, 2020

Jeffrey Koses, a senior procurement executive for The General Services Administration (GSA), announced in a recent memo that GSA’s contracting personnel would be able to accelerate payments to its contractors. Contractors include small business prime contractors and prime contractors’ small business subcontractors. The payment times deviate from the federal rules of 30 days down to […]

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Democrats Make Suggestions for Coronavirus Rescue Package to Aid Federal Workers

April 16, 2020

House Democrats, Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), have made several proposed additions to the Coronavirus Rescue Package for Federal employees and contractors. An article by Federal News Network discusses priorities laid out by Democrats and their reasoning behind it each proposed item. Proposed additions included childcare reimbursements, flexibility with health insurance plan enrollment, […]

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Federal Contractor Stimulus Provisions

April 03, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, in order to ease some of the burden facing individuals and businesses from the swift economic fallout from COVID-19. Included in this law is the ability for federal agencies to use their funds to provide contractors […]

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Update to Justification and Approval Threshold for 8(a) Contracts

March 23, 2020

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense released an update to the justification and approval threshold for 8(a) contracts. According to this memorandum “for procurements valued at $100 million or less, contracting officers are not required to execute a justification and obtain approval for award of a sole source contract under the Small Business […]

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