The federal government runs out of money at midnight three weeks from today. While not everyone is convinced that the government will shut down, the betting money says we’re headed for closure – and not the type contractors want. Stan Collender, perhaps the single most knowledgeable person about the federal budget anywhere, currently pegs the chances of Read more
DOD buyers will have many more tools at their disposal to make more timely and streamlined acquisitions under provisions currently part of the House and Senate drafts of the FY’16 Defense Authorization Act. Expanded Other Procurement Authority and promotion of Read more
Allen Federal requires our small contract specialists to relate three things they learn every day. Consistent acquisition of new knowledge is important, whether you want to excel academically, or in government business. Here are three things we learned recently that are worth passing on. Read more
The letter from GSA states, “We are interested in understanding from industry — particularly small businesses — how our practices can be improved.” The stated intent is to make it easier for companies to obtain a GSA 70 IT Schedule contract. Even waiving the two year “in business” requirement is floated. Reading the RFI (FBO.Gov, September 2nd), however, paints an entirely different picture.
Congress returns from summer recess this week with a short time to handle how they want FY’16 to start and a full list of oversight issues to highlight Administration programs they feel are on the wrong track. Here are three to watch: Read more