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
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.
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
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.
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.
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's newest procurement system attempts to walk the line between best value and lowest-priced, technically acceptable.
DoD’s new procurement evaluation process, value-adjusted total evaluated price, is part of a movement away from subjective evaluation of enhancements, and toward a more objective and quantifiable system.
The Defense Department is trying an approach somewhere in between lowest-priced, technically acceptable and traditional best value. Attorney Sharon Larkin, a partner at Steptoe and Johnson explains value-adjusted total evaluated price on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Government contractors and GAO are likely to be busy this summer responding to several billion-dollar solicitations for IT services and dealing with the corresponding protests from the losing bidders.
The Professional Services Council and IT Alliance for Public Sector say lowest price technically acceptable is the wrong process to use when evaluating ENCORE III bidders.
Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, joins Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to talk about about the presidential primary campaigns and the current political climate. April 26, 2016
A provision tucked into the annual Defense authorization bill would order the DoD to look into how often LPTA is used, and whether DoD is following it's own guidance on when and how to use it.
The Defense Department is trying to be more transparent in the way it prices contracts.