• Covid 19, CMMC, Telework – OH MY!

    Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the impact of Covid 19 on the government contracting market.

  • The current approach to awarding big multiple-award contracts is broken — here’s how to fix it

    The General Services Administration’s 2GIT $5.5 billion IT services contract is facing its 13th bid protest while its Alliant 2 Small Business contract remains in limbo more than two years after making initial awards.

  • The downside of a wildly successful governmentwide 8(a) contract

    Vendors say they received little notice from GSA ahead of the 8(a) STARS II governmentwide contract reaching its contract ceiling in early April and this forced them and their agency customers to look for new procurement vehicles.

  • GWACs, BICs, & Category Management: Where does Small Biz fit?

    Deltek Senior Vice President Kevin Plexico and Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group join host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the growth of GWACs over the last five years, best in class contracts, category management and the impact of GWACs and IDIQs on small businesses.

  • GSA@70: 32-year GSA telecom veteran marvels at the progress through the years

    GSA’s Tom Howder’s career started when his agency was stingy with delegations of procurement authority under the Brooks Act.

  • A procurement vision for DHS

    Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer for the Department of Homeland Security, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off he Shelf to discuss DHS procurement, including how the agency’s strategic investments in acquisition workforce training and development are delivering best value mission support across the department.

  • An inside look at GSA’s federal marketplace strategy

    GSA Administrator Emily Murphy joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss MAS consolidation, catalog management and other cornerstone initiatives of her agency’s Federal Marketplace Strategy.

  • RPA more than a passing fad, just look at the data

    The General Services Administration launched a robotics process automation community of practice to collect and share best practices across government.

  • Bid protest win continues to show fragility of multiple-award contracts

    GSA rescinded awards to 81 small businesses after a Court of Federal Claims decision showed the agency erred in its evaluations of proposals.

  • SEWP is 25!

    NASA SEWP Program Manager Joanne Woytek and Marcus Fedeli, sales manager for Red River, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center, to discuss the growing popularity of SEWP and how it manages both its vendor and federal customer relationships.