Federal contractors have high confidence for the future of their businesses, especially if they're selling cybersecurity services and anything with the word infrastructure in it. That's according to a new index, which purports to be the first of its kind.
A simple competition for software licenses ended up in court after the losing bidder claimed a Procurement Integrity Act violation. At issue was a Navy-run competition to supply software licenses over five years under a blanket purchase agreement. Simple, but not trivial, with an estimated ceiling of $2.5 billion.
The General Services Administration changed the requirements for bidding on the $10 billion Polaris small business contract at the last minute causing some small firms to second guess their plans.
Memi Whitehead, the deputy assistant commissioner of GSA’s Integrated Award Environment, said a six-month effort to test and prepare for the changeover went well.
U.S. Transportation Command says it will once again pause the transition to its long-planned overhaul of the military's household goods moving system because of yet another bid protest.
Some of the world's top architects have designed federal buildings and now, GSA has inked a memorandum of understanding with the National Organization of Minority Architects.
The procurement environment is a little confusing at the moment. Appropriations came through with only a half a year to obligate them. The 2023 budget schedule is foggy. And inflation overlays the buying power of every dollar.
All the General Services Administration was trying to do was get new office space for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Rhode Island. But, in a word, if bungled the procurement. The inspector general said so. So did the courts.
Contractors and their representatives report troubles with the Multiple Award Schedule system. The MAS is the long running and very popular system for delivering routine products to the government. The General Services Administration has operated the schedules for decades.
Although small business spending took a hit last year, more set-asides for women-owned small businesses are popping up on larger contract vehicles like OASIS and certain GWACs.
Acme services contractor submits a bid using Sally, Bill and Jesse as the lead talent. Sally leaves for another company after the bids are in. Does that mean the bid is no longer valid? Well, not necessarily.
The inflation rate is at its highest since the 1990s and contractors are losing money and some may be thinking about leaving the federal industrial base altogether.
A new rule increasing the U.S.-made content in what the government buys is on the way. The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council published it yesterday. It increases the minimum U.S. content from 55% to 60%, and eventually to 75%. But, the rule has several exceptions
To fight and win the nation's wars, the Defense Department needs the best possible armaments. The National Armaments Consortium brings together contractors, researchers and academics in the development of new armament technologies for the military to acquire and test.