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The price-reduction clause to die another day


GSA could not endure giving up the clause that goes with its Multiple Award Schedules contracts, which, officials say, guarantees companies won’t overcharge the government.

GSA may have AAA rating in customer service


Good service, savings boosts GSA’s credit rating

Government gets a B in 2010 small-business contracting


The Small Business Administration gave the government a B grade for its attempts to reach small-business contracting goals, i.e. the government met 90 percent to 99 percent of its goals for the year. In 2010, the government improved in four of the five categories of small businesses compared to SBA’s previous score card.

ThinkEquity’s 7th Annual Private Company and Venture Capital Summit: ThinkTomorrow ~ Today


Peter Ostrow, the president and CEO fo Technical Communities, will discuss the company’s solutions and successes in four main verticals: precision instruments, IT, medical and life sciences.

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IDIQs and GSA Schedules – Understanding the Contract Vehicles


With all of the talk about IDIQs and the vehicles available for Federal buyers, do you understand the terms now in use? There are IDIQs that are GWACs, MACs, EWACs and these are different from GSA Schedules. So what do these terms mean?

Speed Dating Teaming Events for Government Procurement


Have you ever attended any of the local “Speed Dating/Teaming events” being held by INPUT, Delteck, FedSources or other firms? Most of these events have been held in connection with a specific upcoming Government procurement and a few have been general “meet the SIs” speed dating events.

Taking Advantage of the New Simplified Acquisition Threshold


The increase in the SAT increases opportunities for small businesses. During FY2010, twenty federal agencies issued more than 585,000 Simplified Acquisition contract actions totaling $9,442,964,485. Are you getting your share of these?

Agencies slow to respond to requests for contractor data


Some federal procurement officers are refusing to publicly release contractor ratings data that may show agencies are not properly evaluating the performance of vendors who receive billion-dollar contracts, according to a consulting practice that regularly files Freedom of Information Act requests for the data.

New Small Business Legislation Impacts All Government Contractors


In September 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297), a “small business stimulus” bill intended to create jobs by providing a variety of financial assistance to small businesses. Key contracting provisions of the new law fall principally into 3 areas: Improving identification of real small businesses, subcontracting issues, and improving small business programs.