During FY2020, 2,149 cases were filed, a 2% decrease from the 2,198 filed in FY2019. However, the number of sustained protests was slightly higher at 84, compared to 77 the year prior, for a sustain rate of 15% in FY2020
The inauguration and transition in the White House will bring about seismic policy shifts in procurement policy and budget allocations. Here are my In and Out predictions for the government contracting community.
The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has focused government contractors’ attention on cybersecurity.
After a number of fits and starts, the federal government finally passed an Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity law (the IoT Law). There is a lot of content in the law, but little immediate impact. State IoT laws certainly have more immediate impact.
JKB Solutions and Services, LLC v. United States, 2020 WL 6123087 (10/16/20) (JKB), the Court of Federal Claims held that the Army constructively terminated a contract under the termination for convenience (T4C) clause and denied the contractor any breach damages for the Army’s failure to order the services expected under the contract.
Effective November 30, 2020, GSA will implement DocuSign to digitally sign documents. Read more for details.
The SBA just issued a new, and highly anticipated, rule implementing sweeping changes largely aimed at streamlining its procurement processes – i.e., a win for government efficiency!
GSA Alerts GSA Announces 2 New Funding Thresholds Effective 8/31/20 there are two new funding thresholds for federal contractors to be aware of. 1) The micro-purchase threshold (MPT) is raised from $3,500 to $10,000. 2) The increase of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) from $150,000 to $250,000. The proposed rule effecting this change, published October… Read more »
GSA Alerts GSA Advantage Catalogs Deadline Extended GSA ALERT – As of yesterday (Oct 1st, 2020) , the GSA announced they will extend the deadline for industry to update GSA Advantage catalogs to March 31, 2021. The GSA had been contacting all schedule holders advising them to update their GSA Advantage catalogue(s) by October 31,… Read more »
The GSA appears to be tackling the massive undertaking involved with planning and implementing Section 876 through the following three actions it took in August of 2020.