In September, when President Obama signed the Executive Order (EO) requiring paid sick leave for federal contractors, the feds were just catching up to all the states and cities that have done the same thing. So, you should get prepared.
For those stuck in the office on Black Friday – (lucky you, by the way) – we thought it might be nice to take a moment to reflect on some of the things that make this uniquely American holiday special.
Last summer, we ran an article discussing the often-overlooked benefits of answering Sources Sought requests. If your firm provides digital services, HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) could use your help in developing the agency’s web and social presence.
You did your due diligence. The contract looks profitable, and it looks doable. You submit your bid, and … Your firm wins the bid! Now, you just have to perform. Things seem OK until — DCAA walks in your door.
As it turns out, the federal budget isn’t infinite. Growing budgetary pressures to service the current debt and provide entitlements will force every agency to rethink its priorities and make hard choices about spending. And, every contractor will be affected.
The tragedy in Paris and its aftermath are sucking up pretty much all the oxygen in the news cycle today. But, a few other things are happening in Washington. For example, the NDAA 2016 is headed to the President’s desk.
There are exceptions, and there are rules. There are exceptions that “prove the rule.” And, then, there is government contracting, which seems to have an exception to every rule – especially those governing the eligibility and certification of joint ventures.
Actually, according to the DoD Inspector General, the Marines might not have not been looking for a few good small contractors. That’s a problem. But, OPM and GSA also have contractor problems they’re trying to handle. What’s going on here?
From smoke signals emanating from our nation’s capitol, it appears the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is about to get passed – and just in time for Veteran’s Day. It’s amazing how excited we get when Congress actually works.
It seems appropriate that there would be a rash of veteran-owned and other small business stories during the week of Veteran’s Day. First up is the major overhaul the VA is proposing to the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) program.