Nearly two full years after the healthcare.gov meltdown the HHS IG came out with their report last week. The report stated, “Contracting officers and contracting officer’s representatives did not always manage and oversee contractor performance as required by Federal requirements and contract terms. CMS did not always comply with Federal regulations regarding designation Read more
Loyal reader Darren Stevens writes, “My advertising firm has a federal contract. Our program manager said not to worry about doing work during any shut down. He promises we’ll be paid. Will we?” Very timely question, Mr. Stevens. With the possibility of a shutdown it’s important not to become bewitched by customer promises. Only work on “essential” contracts, or those Read more
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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