More Lessons from Lost Rebids

Feb 26, 2015

Lessons for Incumbents from GAO Decisions on 4 Rebid Protests Guest Blog from Nigel Thacker, Managing Director at Rebidding Solutions   More Lessons from Lost Rebids It’s not often we get the chance to see the details of another company’s lost rebid, what they think about the loss and an analysis of how the customer… Read more »

How Not To Do Cost Realism Analysis – By Barbara Kinosky

Feb 18, 2015

Every once in a while I come across cases or protests that serve as excellent tutorials. The protest of Prism Maritime, LLC is one such example. Prism protested the award of a task order to Valkyrie Enterprises by the Department of the Navy (DON) for alteration installation team support and asset staging services. The contract to… Read more »

General Services Administration’s (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (PSS) *UPDATES* – By Mihan Kim

Feb 12, 2015

Currently the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Northwest/Arctic Region 10 is working with 440 firms with two or more contracts to migrate (or move) them to the Consolidated (00CORP) Schedule where they will have one contract number. Those companies migrated to the Consolidated Schedule will eventually be moved to the Professional Services Schedule (PSS). Here are… Read more »

GSA Schedule Clean Up – By Candace Clokey

Feb 5, 2015

Since we are at the beginning of 2015, now is the time to ensure that all the data on your GSA Schedule Contract is up-to-date. Below I highlight some of the most important data on your GSA Schedule Contract that Contractors should ensure are up-to-date to ensure compliance in the New Year. Authorized Negotiators: Make… Read more »

Big Proposed Changes to SBA Regulations for the New Year

Jan 21, 2015

SBA Proposes Changes to Limitations on Subcontracting, Nonmanufacturing, and Affiliation Rules By Barbara Kinosky, Esq. and Mitchell Bashur, Esq. To welcome in the New Year, SBA has proposed significant changes to small business regulations. These wide ranging changes implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 related to small business set-asides and subcontracting…. Read more »

The 2015 In and Out List – By Barbara Kinosky, Esq.

Jan 8, 2015

Every January 1, I look forward to reading the Washington Post’s List of what’s In and Out. This year I found out that “yasss” is out and “on fleek” is in. Forget about your artisanal toast or infused liquor or naked reality shows. This is a biscuit year with a side of premium milk while… Read more »

Good News for Women Owned Small Businesses – By Barbara Kinosky, Esq.

Dec 11, 2014

Good News for Women Owned Small Businesses – By Barbara Kinosky, Esq. December 12, 2014 Last week, Congress took the big step of putting the Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) program on par with other small business programs.   The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which now goes to the Senate. The bill… Read more »

OFPP’s New Program to Improve Procurement Through Innovation – By Andrew Panov

Dec 5, 2014

Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to join over 100 industry experts in federal procurement and business processes who participated in an inaugural meeting of the Professional Services Council’s (PSC) Acquisition & Business Policy Council.  The newly appointed Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Anne Rung, delivered the keynote address.  The… Read more »

Facing the Music: GSA Applications Sued by Florida Attorney General for Deceptive Trade Practices, Then Settles with the Department of Labor for Wage Violations – By Jennifer Aubel – Guest Blogger

Nov 20, 2014

After several years of investigation and more than 200 complaints, the Florida Attorney General is taking action against infamous GSA ‘consultant’, The Federal Verification Co., Inc. dba GSA Applications, filing a complaint alleging multiple violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.  Among the allegations are charges that GSA Applications used its team… Read more »