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GSA RELYING MORE ON ADVANTAGE THAN EVER – WHY THAT’S A CONCERN

Scores of GSA Schedule contractors have gotten “Dear Contractor” letters requiring companies to lower prices because a GSA Advantage comparison found that their prices were “too high” based on an Advantage search. GSA’s OS 3 management team is urging OS 3 contractors to put all items on Advantage because so many office supply sales are going through that portal. Read more

NEARLY 25% OF ALL DOD SPEND NEAR A MILITARY BASE

A considerable amount of DOD spending is concentrated within 5 miles of 189 military bases, according to a recent study issued by Bloomberg Government. Although some spending has shrunk recently, bringing with it uncertain times for local communities, spending on professional services, IT and other support services remain strong. The two leading states for military base spending are Virginia and Read more

HILTON HEAD AND GSA SCHEDULES – WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

Join Allen Federal and Federal Publications Seminars in lovely Hilton Head South Carolina this July for Hilton Head Government Contracts Week! A key feature of the week will be the popular July 22-23 Advanced Issues in Multiple Award Schedule Contracting class, with Allen Federal’s own Larry Allen and Jonathan Aronie of Sheppard Mullin. The Advanced Issues class features the latest tips on contract compliance, schedule contract negotiation, extensions, day-to-day management, and more! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you may beat your head against a wall at the Hilton, or someplace else. Get all the information you need to know about the Advanced Issues in Schedules Contracting Class and Hilton Head Contracts Week here: http://www.fedpubseminars.com/Training/Hilton-Head-Government-Contracts-Week/

WHY CONTRACTORS SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE OPM DATA HACK

It should be obvious by now.  Whether data is stored on government systems or by a commercial company, like Target, it is at risk for being hacked.  There are several lessons here for government contractors, not the least of which is ensure any system they have that stores government information is kept as safe as possible, but there’s another one that you might Read more

BUYERS CLUB CONCEPT TO EXPAND GOVERNMENT-WIDE

No, not the Dallas Buyers Club.  The government’s senior acquisition official is directing the top 35 federal agencies to set up non-traditional contracting and acquisition processes for IT and professional services, commonly known as “Buyers Clubs”.  The Buyers Club concept, currently Read more