Aronie: Defining small by committee

Crisscrossing regulations often have unintended consequences, columnist Jonathan Aronie says.

Gone in 60 seconds

Timing is everything ? even in bid protests.

Learning from the past

The skills developed and the lessons learned in 2003 are as valuable now as they were then.

A controversial clause

Few provisions of the schedule contracts create as much confusion and heartburn as the price reductions clause.

See you in court

Aronie: Companies are too hesitant to turn to the courts or the general accounting office to protect their rights

Discussing debarment

The government has many arrows in its compliance enforcement quiver, but few are as lethal as debarment

Fudging on fees

Since 1995, the General Services Administration has financed its schedule purchasing program through the collection of a 1 percent (soon to be 0.75 percent) Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)

Advice to contractors: Be compliant

Companies are often reluctant to look at how well they comply with federal contract requirements

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