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GAO spikes the Federal Supply Schedule cross-walk; sellers beware

Jason Bakke, a director at Chaedrol, analyzes a recent GAO bid protest decision that could impact federal contractors on GSA schedule task orders.

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SBA sees Biden executive orders as opportunity to increase equity in small business contracts

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.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)In this April 7, 2021 photo, a senior receives the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Service Center, in Clarksdale, Miss. Medicare will require nursing homes to report COVID-19 vaccination rates for residents and staff, the government said Tuesday, in what officials hope will become an incentive to keep giving shots even as the worst ravages of the pandemic ease in facilities across the land.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Federal employees can get time off if they have reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

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From 120 hours to 34 minutes, SBA transforms small business application processes

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8 contract executives guilty of 8(a) contracting fraud

The Justice Department successfully prosecuted executives in companies for obtaining contracts under SBA’s 8(a) program worth more than $153 million. The…

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Agencies must justify large 8(a) contracts

The FAR Councils are adding a new set of controls to contracts worth more than $20 million going to vendors in the socioeconomic program. This interim…

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Agencies must justify large contracts to 8(a) firms

The FAR Councils are adding a new set of controls to contracts worth more than $20 million going to vendors in the socioeconomic program. This interim rule is in reaction to problems that surfaced last year when 8(a) firms were passing most of the work under the award to large businesses. Agencies also have new requirements to determine the order of priority for small business programs, around multiple-award contracts and when to use other than firm-fixed price contracts.

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