GSA IT 70 Schedule contractor CA is paying the Department of Justice $45 million for failure to fully disclose its commercial sales and discounting practices. In addition, the company must pay its legal and expert witness fees and possibly the legal fees of the plaintiff, making the total expense of the case close to $50 million. CA was accused of violating both the Defective Data and Most Favored Customer portions of the Schedule’s Price Reduction Clause. Although not a new monetary record, the fine underscores just how expensive the risks of non-compliance can Read more
Upsets traditionally abound in NCAA basketball tournament, but most contractors would rather have their bracket busted than their federal business. There’s a lot more at stake than a $20 pool wager. Oddly, though, many contractor officials would rather pay the $20 ante and take their chances than invest in something that could actually save their companies a lot more. Without a consistent, effective compliance program, your firm can be one of the lucky many who pay big fines to the government each year for not paying attention the rules. You can even expand your network to include suspension and debarment officials. Unless your company has millions to throw around, you must take compliance seriously. Allen Federal can help. For the fraction of a fine, or really what your office spends on donuts each year, we can come to your office and present an effective, dare we say amusing, compliance program to help you keep more of the money you make. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we can do for you.
A House sub-committee is slated to look the state of federal IT acquisition this week. Included in that may be a review of GSA procurement programs, including the IT 70 Schedule. What will Congress see and what conclusions will they draw from the view? Read more
By a vote of 371-48 the House of Representatives last week passed a $578 billion appropriations bill to fund the Department of Defense for the rest of the FY’17 Fiscal Year. While the Senate may make its own changes, and is likely to hold up passage until Democrats receive assurances on civilian spending, the House measure does contain a blue print of priority, and not so priority, spending areas. These can give contractors some ideas about how Read more
While everyone in the IT world “knows” that cyber projects are priority one, it turns out than not everyone lives in the IT world. Similarly, the benefits of cloud solutions are thought to be well-understood, but some people just prefer a sunny day. Regardless of the solution, contractors should assume that their federal customers aren’t as familiar with it as they are. Customers Read more