Agencies expected to award 58 task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract by March 31, but instead awarded 10, putting the $50 billion program on a path similar to the last telecommunications transition debacle.
For details, Bloomberg Government Director of Contracts Dan Snyder joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Five of the nine EIS vendors raised concerns about the delays in releasing task orders under EIS, about what the solicitations are asking for and the quality of the requirements detailed in the documents saying the transition is taking on too much of a Networx-like flavor.
AWS objection argues DoD’s corrective action plan doesn’t go far enough, and that it should be forced to reopen and reconsider multiple aspects of the contract.
The Office Management and Budget released FAQs for agencies and contractors to deal with coronavirus while DoD released a memo detailing what essential vendors mean for them.
The Defense Department raised its threshold for 8(a) sole source contracts to $100 million as required by the 2020 Defense authorization bill. While not related to coronavirus outbreak, the timing is important.
The Defense Department has set up a daily call with associations representing its vendors to take stock of how the coronavirus is impacting its industrial base while the White House has activated a 1950 law to give agencies procurement priority.
PropLIBRARY’s Carl Dickson made a return appearance on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the evolution of his approach to building winning RFPs, and the creation of his “Must Win Process” online tool.
Brian Chidester of OpenText, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss current trends in GovCon marketing, including how events and digital platforms should be used as part of a company’s overall marketing plan.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations pushed the General Services Administration for answers over how it will ensure e-commerce platform vendors will meet federal acquisition regulations and laws.
Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith’s ruling came down to narrow issues of how DoD evaluated Amazon and Microsoft’s proposals. Amazon’s claims of improper interference by President Trump were not a factor.
House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations members want to hold agencies accountable for their slow pace in moving to the enterprise infrastructure solutions (EIS) contract.
General Dynamics Information Technology, one of the two losing bidders for the largest portion of the NGEN contract, has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office.
Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joined host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center, for a wide-ranging discussion of the mergers and acquisition climate, the popularity of “best in class” contracts, and the budget outlook for the rest of this year.