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GSA-DOD SIGN UPDATED MOA

Increased spend analysis and incorporation of all relevant DFAR’s clauses are just two parts of a recently signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between GSA and the Department of Defense.  DOD is the largest user of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program and has long wanted spend-related information, such as that referenced above, as well as Wide-Area-Workflow, Electronic Document Access, and other specialized DOD terms.  Read more

WHEN THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, RESPOND

Two recent efforts show that the government does want to hear from contractors.  Miss the opportunity to respond and you’ll be forced to keep future grumbling to yourself.

In the first case, GSA is asking for comments about a policy that would actually benefit contractors more than existing rules.  Driven by the Enterprise User License Agreement (EULA) nightmare, GSA is seeking to create a deviation from the FAR that would essentially allow the agency to give greater consideration to commercial terms.  Comments on this notice are due to GSA April 20th. Whether you sell software or another type of commercial item with its own Read more

REGARDLESS OF OVERALL PROSPECTS, HOUSE BUDGET SHOWS DESIRE TO INCREASE DOD SPENDING

The House of Representatives last week announced plans to increase defense spending as part of its overall approach to the federal budget.  While the House GOP budget has as much chance of being passed as Georgia State does of winning the NCAA basketball tournament, the budget does likely foretell of increased appropriations for DOD in FY’16 and beyond.   Specifically, Read more