FAR

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New HHS request for proposals has industry up in arms

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a request for proposals that industry finds puzzling.

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Why contracting protest appeals are never a zero sum game

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Roger Waldron

What is fair and reasonable: How many clauses are enough for a commercial item contract?

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How to keep new policy from making procurement less efficient

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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. The market for small businesses cooled for the third straight quarter. That report comes from BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small companies that counted 2,444 transactions reported by business brokers from April through June, down 9.6% from 2,705 in the second quarter of last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Buy American initiative may push federal contractors to study shipping rules more closely

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Holistic strategy on IT supply chain needed before it’s too late, experts tell commission

As the the Internet of Things and 5G become more prevalent, analysts say the government needs a strategy on how it buys hardware and software.

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ODCs: The nexus between requirements and execution

Adding Other Direct Costs to the Professional Services Schedule would increase opportunities for agencies to achieve comprehensive services solutions.

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Jackie Space: FAR can help managers build non-traditional relationships

Jackie Space, founder of a Silicon Valley company called BMNT, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, federal managers often blame the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) for getting in the way of collaboration between government and industry. Space advises using authorities already in the FAR to try non-traditional relationships.

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