There have been a lot of complaints, lately, about bid protests: They slow down the process … They favor incumbents … There are way too many of them. But, in the midst of that, the GAO has some good news.
As the prognostication progresses regarding the incoming administration, we haven’t taken a deep dive into the potential legal ramifications of the election — until now. So, here’s an exploration of the regulatory and business environment contractors may encounter in 2017.
As the 114th Congress limped to its legislative finish line, the House and Senate did manage to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017 by margins that make it veto-proof. Since we know it’ll pass, what’s in it?
Lots of people are wondering about the future of lots of government-related things in the new Administration, from national security to the economy. Add contractors to that list. So, consider this the first of many glimpses into the crystal ball.
Winning a 20-year government contract can certainly make your day. That’s what happens to many contractors fortunate enough to become part of the GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS). If your contract is almost up, we have even more good news.
If you’ve been reading PROCAS Connect for awhile, you know the Kingdomware Supreme Court ruling confirmed that the VA must first give VOSB and SDVOSB businesses first crack at that agency’s contracts – even if it is a FSS solicitation.
In a negotiated procurement, every qualified offeror must be given an opportunity to submit a final proposal revision per FAR 15.307. The mistake some contractors make is changing parts of their proposals other than those flagged by the contracting officer.
We wrote about the basics of the revised mentor-protégé program a couple of weeks ago. But, some other aspects of the revisions came to light that may push contractors interested in exploring the program to act sooner rather than later.
When analyzing federal procurement, it’s easy to focus on Defense. That’s where the money is. But, at an average-annual-growth-rate of 27 percent from FY 2011 to 2015, health IT spending is moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Court rulings are funny things – especially Supreme Court rulings. They often take on meaning well beyond their original intentions. Kingdomware was just supposed to address failings in VOSB contracting. Now, the SBA is looking at the ruling as well.