The federal acquisition regulation council never got around to updating the FAR, so its rules have differed from those of the Small Business Administration. Finally that situation is rectified, almost.
DISA awarded 14 contracts from 30 proposals for the unrestricted portion of its Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation contract.
Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo, Petrillo and Powell, shared the details of an illustrative case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
When the Army wanted to buy mundane items such as PCs, tablets and printers, it endured three rounds of protests and ended up close to where it started.
Sometimes agency professionals, such as the people who write contracts, fail at the basics, says procurement attorney Joe Petrillo.
The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 told federal agencies to seriously consider if commercial items would meet acquisition program requirements before building new systems.
Call it reform, call it tinkering around the edges. Whatever you call it, Congress is always making adjustments to the rules around federal procurement.
The VA bought a generic medicine from a company selling New Jersey-made tablets containing an active ingredient from India.
Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offered an update on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
A new contracting clause from the General Service Administration has potentially big implications for anyone buying from the schedule vendors.
The winning bidder of a DoE contract ran into protests because of its novel approach to handling very dangerous material.
Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo outlines a case where one contracting company complains about multiple award contracts.
Federal procurement is more complicated than it has to be. Joseph Petrillo tells Federal Drive which procurement reforms would be most beneficial.
Attorney Joseph Petrillo explains why it's not necessarily easy to figure out whether you are a small business for purposes of federal contracting.