2 New Funding Thresholds

Oct 5, 2020

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 2, 2019, permitted agencies to issue deviations to… Read more »

GSA Advantage Catalogs Deadline Extended

Oct 2, 2020

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, 2020 to reflect acceptance of the GSA… Read more »

Is the GSA Streamlining Competition?

Oct 1, 2020

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.

GAO Corrective Action, is it the end?

Sep 4, 2020

Recent decision from the GAO serves as an important reminder to contractors that, while agencies typically have broad discretion in determining the scope of any corrective actions they take, contractors may nonetheless challenge an agency’s corrective action if its scope is unreasonably narrow.

Federal Agencies Continued to Exceed Small Business Contract Goals for Fiscal Year 2019

Aug 28, 2020

  Written by: Heather Mims, Associate Attorney, Centre Law & Consulting Each year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) publishes an annual scorecard to assess how well federal agencies are performing against their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals. In addition to reporting agency-specific progress, the scorecard provides accurate and transparent contracting data…. Read more »

GAO to Incumbents: You Still Have to Submit a “Well-Written Proposal”

Aug 20, 2020

GAO to Incumbents You still have to submit a well written proposal. GAO Signals to Incumbents that a Well Written Proposal is Still Required By: David Warner Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on email Share on print XTec, Inc decision shows that the GAO is rejecting “incumbent-itis” . In XTec, Inc.,… Read more »

GSA Allows Contractors to select SIN subgroups

Aug 17, 2020

  By JW Butler Effective August 1, 2020, the General Services Administration (GSA) has provided contractors the ability to update their offering classifications by adding subgroups for products and services under specific Special Item Numbers (SINs). Under the GSA MAS, SINs play a critical role in the organization of vendors and their offerings. SINs serve to… Read more »

Contracting in the Time of Coronavirus

Aug 6, 2020

  Written by: Heather Mims, Associate Attorney, Centre Law & Consulting As we’ve previously written, COVID-19 funding for government contractors is fraught with enforcement and audit risks (while False Claims Act penalties continue to increase). To document this funding, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently issued a report to Congress titled COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve… Read more »

WOSB Rules and Musings from a Different Time

Jul 30, 2020

  Written by: Barbara Kinosky, Managing Partner, Centre Law & Consulting I finally retrieved my dry cleaning that I had deposited at the cleaners in March.  Then Virginia shut down with my dry cleaning hostage in a remote dry cleaning storage location.  I was reunited with my clothing this month, but my suit looked like… Read more »