The Defense Department raised its threshold for 8(a) sole source contracts to $100 million as required by the 2020 Defense authorization bill. While not related to coronavirus outbreak, the timing is important.
The Coalition for Government Procurement highlights provisions in the Multiple Award Schedules program for federal customers that provide a readily available, streamlined process mirroring the commercial market through its thousands of contracts that provide tens-of-millions of items.
The Senate wants a two-year pilot program to set up online commercial marketplaces.
GSA raises contracting thresholds for agencies responding to the disaster.
Richard Lieberman, a consultant and retired attorney, makes the case that agencies can’t pick and choose when to apply the Federal Acquisition Regulations to task orders under multiple award contracts.
The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.
The simplified acquisition and subcontracting thresholds are among several acquisition ceilings that will increase on Oct. 1.