While we likely won’t know for several months who President-elect Trump will officially nominate for contracts-related posts like GSA Administrator and head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, speculation and discussions have already begun on the types of people who could fill these key roles. A real estate industry veteran may be the most likely choice for GSA, especially given the relative size of the Public Buildings Service to the Federal Acquisition Service. Consider, too, that the President-elect is a New York real estate person himself. It wouldn’t be too surprising if he picked someone from this world. The Federal Acquisition Read more
As GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service presses forward with its Transactional Data Rule and Formatted Pricing Tool programs, more Schedule contractors are looking for ways to reach federal customers through alternative business channels. Allen Federal has either herd directly or anecdotally about office machine, furniture, supply, and other product companies in the recent weeks that believe GSA’s new programs are bad business for them. This doesn’t necessarily mean an exodus of Schedule contract holders. Some may elect to continue having a Read more
As companies gear up to seriously pursue business in the remaining 2017 Fiscal Year, here are three reminders gleaned from our recent conversations: Read more
Corporate senior management can often pay scant attention to your firm’s federal contract business. While this may seem sensible on one level if your firm is primarily a commercial business, like a yellow dashboard light, ignore the warning for too long, and your firm could be in for some expensive repairs. Allen Federal has a specially-tailored presentation ready for senior corporate management on the importance of compliance and, importantly, dispelling myths about at least some horror stories we know executives harbor. We’re happy to meet with your C-Suite and give them the basics of what life as a federal contractor means to them. Contact Allen Federal today at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we can do for your team and your executives.
A final appropriations measure for Fiscal Year 2017 may not come until March, according to experts familiar with the process. Instead of having a fiscal year, contractors and their federal customers would really have a fiscal “half-year”. Most federal agencies run out of money when the current Continuing Resolution expires December 9th. The unexpected outcome of the Presidential election, coupled with Republican retention of the House and Senate has made it Read more