A new memo details about eight major changes to the education and knowledge requirement for civilian agency contracting officers. It calls for more than just training but a deeper knowledge of acquisition roles, responsibilities and how to ensure success.
Market Connections CEO Lisa Dezzutti and Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Manager’s Association will discuss some of the big issues affecting contractors including lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA). November 25, 2013
Govini, a market analysis and research firm, found agencies amended slightly more acquisitions this year as compared to last year — 2.6 percent compared to 2 percent. But the average delay in 2013 compared to 2012 was 11 days longer — 15 days compared to four days.
Many small and large businesses are turning to cash reserves to pay bills, including employee salaries, as the government stops processing invoices. There could be a silver lining for some, as the government may be liable for the cost of a shutdown-related stop work order under specific types of contracts.
Michael Fischetti, director of Acquisition Management and Support at TRICARE Management Activity, discusses how small business fits into his agency’s health IT mission.
DOD’s Tricare Management Activity is not only one of the world’s biggest health care providers. It is also a big acquisition organization. We learn more from TMA’s Michael Fischetti.