Multiple award contracts

  • Federal agencies spending $560B annually on multiple-award contracts, and counting

    For just how much, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Bloomberg Government senior data analyst Paul Murphy.

  • Alliant 2 contracting vehicle to start accepting orders

    In today’s Federal Newscast, after winning the four remaining protests holding up the  multiple award IT services governmentwide contract, the General Services Administration says agencies will soon be able to order IT services from the more than 60 vendors.

  • Joseph Petrillo: When one contracting company wants all the work

    Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo outlines a case where one contracting company complains about multiple award contracts.

  • New GSA administrator seeks to shine light where the shadows of federal procurement live

    In her first interview since being confirmed, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy expands on her focus areas.

  • RAND study: Bid protests are rare, aren’t frivolous

    A congressionally-mandated study finds that although there has been an uptick in bid protests in recent years, no evidence exists that companies are filing them willy-nilly.

  • Shared services & contract duplication

    How can shared services increase efficiency and save money at your agency? Find out when Mike Pullen, vice president for Strategic Operations at CGI Federal joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. November 21, 2017

  • Larry Allen: NDAA provision alters DoD acquisition process

    Companies selling to the Defense Department may be overlooking something serious under consideration by Congress. That’s a provision in the 2018 Defense authorization bill to stop DoD agencies from buying off the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedule. But sellers should never leave to chance which vehicle their customers use. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Little-noticed section of OMB’s reorg memo brings the real potential for change

    The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.

  • Senate backs down from attempt to restrain bid protests, but wants more data

    Advocates and defenders of the federal bid protest process received some welcome news last week as part of the House-Senate agreement on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The final deal stripped two key Senate provisions that were seen as hostile to the protest process.

  • Bid protests & contract disputes

    Jason Workmaster, of counsel with Covington & Burling LLP, provides an update on significant bid protests, contract disputes and regulatory changes affecting government contractors. June 14, 2016