General Services Administration unveiled an interim rule on June 30, 2021, requiring the “immediate owners” of high-security space rented to the federal government to disclose foreign ownership.
GSA extends moratorium on the enforcement of the minimum sales requirements of FAS clause I-FSS-639, Contract Sales Criteria, to September 30, 2021
GSA develops the Verified Products Portal (VPP), for manufacturers and wholesalers to provide product content for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
You may have been aware that the Department of Defense was providing enhanced debriefings as part of its procurement process via a Class Deviation announced in 2018. DOD now seeks to make that rule permanent and has published a proposed rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) to continue to provide enhanced post-award debriefing under negotiated contracts, and task and delivery orders that exceed $10 Million.
On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (EO). Driven in part by recent cyberattacks on network tools, enterprise software, and critical infrastructure, the EO implements (or attempts to implement; more on that later) a veritable wish-list of cybersecurity provisions.
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack is a wake up call to many regarding the state of their cybersecurity infrastructure. Centre Cybersecurity Partner Brandon Graves provides insight on how organizations can protect themselves against threats and reduce vulnerabilities.
Changes SAM.gov users can expect after May 24 include but are not limited to the following.
With the GSA seeking to streamline Phase 3 processes, many schedule holders have received unilateral modifications with a new CS/CO assigned to their contract(s).
GSA has officially moved into Phase 3 of MAS Consolidation in August 2020. This requires contractors with multiple MAS contracts to consolidate down to one contract per Unique Entity Identifier.
If you are a product vendor on GSA schedule, please be aware that GSA recently conducted a review of electronic catalogs on GSA Advantage.