To their credit, GSA leaders really want to work with you so that you understand the Schedules Transactional Data Rule (TDR). They’re sincere in this regard. As they dive in on a step-by-step response to industry concerns, though, the depth and breadth of the core issue is missed: The TDR, as written, is un-workable. Read more
Congress left town last week without agreeing to a Continuing Resolution to fund the government beyond midnight Friday. The last minute nature of the talks raises the possibility of a 3-4 day CR while final specifics are hammered out. While this does keep the government open, it creates needless tension for contractors and their customers. Agencies must, for example, draw up contingency plans in the event that no CR is passed and agencies have t Read more
Returning reader R. Zellweger writes: “We lost our contract manager in a kiln explosion last year. Since then, we haven’t filed a sales report or modified our contract, even though we’ve been selling new items. Is there a grace period for people like us?” Sorry, R, but government contracting can be an unforgiving mistress. Your company is required to pay attention to the terms and conditions of your contract at all times. There is no free pass just because you Read more
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While Congress is not expected to vote on a Continuing Resolution until the week of September 19th, at the earliest, the most likely way forward as of now is for the passage of a measure funding agencies to sometime in December. This approach has become pretty standard as Congress consistently fails to enact appropriations measures on time. There is hope, though, that a final Military Construction bill would be included in the CR, providing those accounts with Read more