• David Berteau: Congress eyeing procurement pricing, lead time amendments in 2019 NDAA

    The Professional Services Council CEO helps demystify LPTA and PALT for defense department buyers and contractors.

  • A recap of 2017: Part 1

    What were the top contracting stories in 2017? What’s ahead in 2018? Find out when Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller, Washington Technology Editor-in-Chief Nick Wakeman and Lohfeld Consulting Group Founder & CEO Bob Lohfeld join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. January 8, 2017

  • Incumbents ruling less of the day in federal contracting

    The 2016 federal contractor survey sponsored by Grant Thornton found vendors are optimistic about working in the public sector, despite facing more competition and lower profit margins.

  • The state of the federal IT channel

    What is the state of the government IT channel? Find out when Bob Laclede, principal and owner of RPL Solutions, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. June 19, 2017

  • Joe Petrillo: Hey contractors, justifying costs can pay off

    Few types of deals raise the hackles of services contractors more than lowest-price, technically acceptable. Some recent protest decisions should should make them feel a little better about LPTA. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin they can and have won with higher prices when they justify higher costs.

  • The NDAA & DoD acquisition

    Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the key acquisition-related provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. December 20, 2016

  • 4 market trends and 20 federal contracts vendors should know about in 2017

    The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.

  • LPTA lives on as DISA reissues $17.5B ENCORE III contract

    A month after being rebuked by the Government Accountability Office for the way it planned to pick vendors in a ten year, $17.5 billion IT services contract, the Defense Information Systems Agency issued a revised request for proposals Wednesday, giving vendors a little more than three weeks to submit new bid packages.

  • DISA will amend ENCORE III contract after successful industry protests

    The Defense Department will revise its final request for bids in a massive information technology services contract known as ENCORE III following months of industry complaints.

  • DoD moves away from subjectivity in procurement evaluations

    DoD’s newest procurement system attempts to walk the line between best value and lowest-priced, technically acceptable.