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WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR?

Does a “friendly fed” want to come to your office for a visit?  Better make sure you know who it is before you let them in.  Government visitors can range from GSA Schedule reviewers all the way to armed special agents.  Make sure your company is prepared before any visit.  Allen Federal can review your contract management and compliance programs, make recommended changes, train your staff and, if a need for outside counsel is detected, we can recommend experienced and qualified legal help.  Be preparedContact Allen Federal today for your own customized review.  You’ll be ready in case someone wants to “huff and puff and blow your door down”.  E-mail us at info@allenfederal.com and we’ll make sure your contract house isn’t made of hay.

BEYOND CATEGORY MANAGEMENT: WHAT ELSE DOES ANNE RUNG WANT TO DO AT OFPP?

By now, everyone has heard of OFPP’s Category Management program. Like a radio “one hit wonder” people are asking “what else have you got?”. For Anne Rung, the “what else” are three issues. Some will have some definite support from industry, while others may encounter opposition. First up, Rung wants to use OMB’s review process to block the creation of one or more new IDIQ contracts. That’s welcome news for companies who spend a lot of time chasing “what if” vehicles instead of Read more

BUDGET CONSTRAINTS: REASON OR EXCUSE?

We’ve all seen the studies and polls suggesting that budget constraints are the prime reason why federal agencies are reluctant to innovate or implement new solutions. Perhaps we’ve watched too many episodes of Perry Mason to just buy the answer that looks obvious, but this “reason” is looking more like an “excuse” every day. Certainly federal money isn’t growing on trees. At the same time, however, how do Read more