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WANT TO ADD THE ORDER LEVEL MATERIAL CLAUSE TO YOUR SCHEDULE? GSA HAS A HOOP FOR YOU TO JUMP THROUGH FIRST

GSA is requiring Schedule contractors to agree to the Commercial Supplier Agreement (CSA) modification expected this June or July if they want to add Order Level Material capability to their Schedule contract.  A notice sent to all Schedule contract holder’s today states that the addition of the OLM mod, long sought by industry to make Schedule contracts more competitive with other IDIQ’s, is, itself, optional.  Addition of the CSA mod, however, is not.  Read more

AFGHAN CONTRACTOR PROBE MAY HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR ACQUISITION REFORM

The Defense Contract Audit Agency stated last week that a contractor providing intelligence and support services to DOD in Afghanistan may have overcharged the government by more than $50 million.  If history is a guide, the entire contracting industry should brace itself for a backlash.  It doesn’t take much for Congress to react, or over-react, to the sins of one or two  Read more

NEW PEOPLE, NEW MONTH, NEW TRAINING

Has your company hired new contract or federal sales professionals this year?  Do they know what’s in your contract or what to do and not to do?  Unlike the old adage, you must teach new people new tricks.  Do not wait ‘til the audit letter arrives!  Allen Federal can train your new staff, and bring veterans up to speed, on all of the latest information on federal business trends, contract management issues, and compliance.  Contact us today at info@allenfederal.com and we’ll put customized training together just for you!

THREE THINGS CONTRACTORS NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW

As we approach the time when individual federal offices will actually have their final budget numbers for the next 6 months, here are three things your company should be focused on now:  1.  Engaging Current and Potential Customers on Specific Projects:  Most federal buyers have some idea of what they’re going to buy for the rest of the year.  How do your solutions Read more

NEW DOD DE-BRIEF RULES SHOULD BECOME STANDARD ACROSS GOVERNMENT

Post-award de-briefings are becoming more robust at the Department of Defense thanks to a Class Deviation issued by DOD in late March (FAR Deviation 2018-00011).  The changes are intended to ensure that useful information is actually transmitted in a de-briefing, something that would benefit all federal agencies.  Talk to any contractor and they’ll tell you that most Read more