Monthly Archives: July 2017

EVEN WITHOUT “PERMANENT” LEADERS ACQUISITION DIRECTION LOOKS CLEAR

Greater centralization, an emphasis on new market participants, and fewer regulations are unmistakable signals that the Trump Administration is sending on what they believe are the essential ingredients to drive better federal acquisition.  With no GSA or Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator named, observers must look elsewhere to see the unfolding picture.  Statements coming from the White House Office of American Innovation indicate that Read more

GSA OASIS UNDERGOING MANAGEMENT CHANGES

Todd Richards, Valerie Bindell and two other OASIS veterans are moving out to GSA’s FEDSIM organization and new people are moving in to manage GSA’s large professional services GWAC on a day-to-day basis.  Alexandra Rouse and Sheila Morrison will now be the main points of contact for program management and contracting, respectively.   While the changes, announced by Professional Services Category Manager Tiffany Hixson late last week, may have Read more

EXPECT MORE ACTIVITY AS SENATE STAYS IN SESSION

Even if you’re not directly involved in government affairs, you’ll likely feel the impact of the Senate’s decision to stay in session for the first three weeks of August.  So many people in and around Washington, D.C. are at least tangentially related to what Congress does that the traditional slow-down may not happen much, if at all. Thousands of people who ordinarily leave Read more

DON’T LET THAT COMPLIANCE CRACK FLOOD YOUR BUSINESS

Many contract compliance problems start small.  A miscalculated payment here, a discount not extended there. Many companies figure they’ll just take care of it “later”.  As with medicine, though, ignoring the early signs often means up your company can end up in the compliance ER.  Small problems don’t have to become big issues, though.  Allen Federal can help your team check for cracks, and recommend small fixes before an audit wave floods your contract basement.  Make sure you’re compliance program is as healthy as your business.  Contact us at info@allenfederal.com.

 

DO YOU WANT TO SELL TO DOD USING YOUR GSA SCHEDULE? CONTACT THE DOD ACQUISITION REFORM PANEL

Most Schedule contractors probably aren’t paying attention to the Section 809 DOD Acquisition Reform Panel.  What does DOD acquisition have to do you with you?  Everything.  If DOD business via your GSA Schedule is an important part of your federal business, you MUST know what the panel is considering.  While final recommendations have yet to be made, there is Read more