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$120 billion in federal purchases between now and Oct. 1


Agencies are wanting to use multiple award schedules, blanket purchase agreements and other contract vehicles run by GSA in order to leverage agency buy-in for better prices and shorten the procurement process by assessing and accrediting contractors ahead of time.

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.

Oracle Sued by U.S. in Case Claiming Overcharges


Oracle Corp., the world’s second- biggest software maker, was sued today by the U.S. Justice Department, which claimed the company overcharged the government on a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars.