Larry Allen

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With all of the mandates and threats, should companies really “want” federal contracts?

Between COVID-related mandates and burgeoning cybersecurity requirements and False Claims Act threats, is it still worth the trouble for companies to try…

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Lack of a government shutdown is not the same as a timely start to the fiscal year

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(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Another potential government shutdown looms as the fiscal year starts to draw to a close

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Federal contractors who don’t get vaccinated can anticipate business complications

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For contractors, the GSA multiple awards schedule could be a safe harbor in the year ahead

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If you sell pencils to the government, they’d better be environmentally friendly pencils

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Contracting in fiscal 2021

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joined host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center for a wide-ranging discussion of…

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So-called regular appropriations work is getting later and later — that’s not good

The longer it takes the Biden administration to get its final fiscal year 2022 appropriation request out, the worse it’ll be for federal contracting. By…

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo the General Services Administration building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. An agency little known outside Washington, the General Services Administration, has held off on recognizing President-elect Joe Biden as the president-elect, denying him access to the money, offices and machinery routinely afforded to the incoming team. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

GSA claims success of TDR pilot, but industry experts not sold

Jeff Koses, GSA’s senior procurement executive, wrote in a blog post that the Transactional Data Reporting pilot proved it’s a worthy replacement for the dreaded Price Reduction Clause.

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