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OMB Proposes Streamlining Federal Acquisition Process

June 17, 2019

On April 30, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to Congress with legislative proposals to improve and streamline the federal acquisition process. One such proposal was the establishment of an “Acquisition Modernization Test Board,” which would authorize the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to: “exercise a waiver of […]

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DOJ Issues Formal Guidance on False Claims Act

June 14, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice issues formal guidance on 5/7/19 that it may grant credit for cooperation during False Claims Act investigations. According to an article published in Lexology.com, the cooperation credit may be earned by voluntarily disclosing misconduct that is unknown to the government. It may also be earned by cooperating in an ongoing […]

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Bloomberg Government: Federal Contractors on Unclassified Prime Contracts at Lowest Level in 10 Years

June 07, 2019

According to a recent article published by Bloomberg, the federal supplier base continued to shrink in fiscal 2018. Despite a steady rise in government contract spending, the number of federal contractors working on unclassified prime contracts is at its lowest level in 10 years. There has been a 27% drop since fiscal 2009, with a […]

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SBA Proposes Regulation Stopping WOSB Self-Certification

June 01, 2019

According to FederalRegister.gov, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to amend its regulations to implement a statutory requirement to certify Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (EDWOSB) participating in the Women-Owned Small Business Contract Program. Over the past few years, Congress and GAO have requested the SBA eliminate […]

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The U.S. SBA Revises Size Standards Methodology

May 17, 2019

According to the Federal Register, the Small Business Administration has revised its size standards methodology white paper.  The revised paper (“SBA’s Size Standards Methodology (April 2019)”) explains how the SBA establishes, reviews, or revises small business size standards. The Revised Methodology is effective starting April 11, 2019. The SBA published a notification that they were […]

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