Government contract protests are up 17% since 2012, according to a recent article by NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti in the Federal Times. That’s no surprise since total federal spending is down since that time. Contractors want to ensure that they have made every effort to get fair consideration for an award or, if they’re an unsuccessful incumbent, extend work during a protest to keep revenue up while planning for a transition.
Monthly Archives: August, 2017
The former owner of a government contracting company on Friday landed a five-year prison stretch for paying nearly $3 million in bribes to a government contracting official out of commissions his company received on telecom services bought by the Military Sealift Command.
The U.S. Department of Defense cannot show the effectiveness of two programs meant to build the intelligence capabilities of the Afghanistan armed forces despite spending nearly $458 million, because it did not use appropriate performance metrics, a government watchdog found in a report made public Monday.
The long-anticipated, multi-billion Enterprise Information Services (EIS) telecommunications contract made its much-anticipated award decisions Friday, with letters going to ATT, Verizon, Level 3, Century Link and others. The contract will become GSA’s main vehicle for the delivery of traditional and cloud telecomm services, as well as technology and professional services that are related to telecommunications.
A government contractor pled guilty Monday to allegations he participated in a kickback scheme to rip off the U.S. Department of State on a $5.3 million contract related to an international police contract in Iraq.
CONTRACT CONSOLIDATION IS REAL AS OMB DIRECTS AGENCIES TO USE ONLY DOD CONTRACT FOR SHIPPING | ALLEN FEDERAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
We’ve spoken often about Category Management and the Trump Administration’s desire to eliminate duplication. Lest anyone doubt that these efforts are real, OMB issued a memorandum last week directing all federal agencies to use a new DOD contract, even though it technically won’t start until October 1st, for all package shipping. This could well be the first “shot across the bow” at trying to mandate the use of only certain contact vehicles in each market segment.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
ScImage Inc., Los Altos, California, has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for digital imaging network picture archiving,