Procurement


8 best bets for contractors to survive sequestration

As sequestration looms on the horizon, here are some ways government contractors can best prepare.

Obama's accountability board lays out streamlining strategy

The board aims to keep track of the government's money by linking systems together.

Suspension, debarment could turn more punitive under proposal

The FAR says that suspension and debarment are to be used only to protect the government, but the Labor Department is considering using them to penalize companies for disregarding Labor rules.

Treasury to set up Internet Payment Platform

Department officials wants to make payment processing easier for federal employees and federal contractors.

New rule could force inexperienced contractors onto agency projects

A proposed rule change intended to protect private-sector jobs could affect agency work, group fears.

DISA awards $578M contract to company with history of fraud

DISA's recent contract award to Red River includes services similar those the company was once fined for failing to provide, but a key executive involved in the charges is no longer with the firm.

White House, committee spar over acquisition workforce training funds

The Obama administration and a House committee are fighting over workforce development fund.

Agencies fail, again, to meet small-business contracting goals

Small businesses received $91.5 billion in prime contracts last year, falling short of the percentage supposed to go to them.

A faster, better, cheaper way to do high-tech procurement?

Some experts question whether RFP-EZ is the right way to go about fixing the government’s IT procurement problems.

GAO: Funding ambiguity hinders hiring

Delays in collecting and then distributing workforce-support money causes uncertainty about spending the money to aid the acquisition workforce.

GSA IG gets $10M budget bump to watch travel, conference costs

The House Appropriations Committee has commended the IG with a $68 million budget for the coming year.

Small firms 'stiffed' on subcontracts, survey says

The fault though can lie with both the prime contractor and the agency, if there is a fault at all.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!