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Tuesday Insight – December 3, 2019

The True Impact of the Chinese Telecom Ban on Government Contractors Section 889 in effect prevents the sale — or use (starting in August 2020) — of products or services incorporating certain Chinese technology.  The rule covers products and services that incorporate...

GSA to Issue Mass Modification for Current Schedule Contractors

GSA intends to issue current Schedule contractors a Mass Modification (Mass Mod) in January 2020 that will update their contracts to reflect the new consolidated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) for product, services, and solutions that was released on October 1, 2019....

Tuesday Insight – November 26, 2019

New HUBZone Rules Kick In January 1 - SBA proposed a major revamp of how it will interpret and enforce the HUBZone program’s rules back in October of 2019. SBA will release the final rule November 26 and the new rules will become effective on January 1, 2020.  To read...

Tuesday Insight – November 19, 2019

Mass Modifications - Mass Modifications are government-initiated modifications that occur when a uniform change occurs schedule-wide. A prime example is a refresh to the terms and conditions of your contract.  If you have problems accessing the Mass Modification...

Tuesday Insight – November 12, 2019

GSA Guidance on Use of OLMs for Travel - GSA has provided additional guidance on its Order Level Material (OLM) information page on whether travel may be considered an OLM. According to GSA- Travel may be considered an OLM (see GSAR clause 552.238-115) or it may be...

Future of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program

The GSA MAS Program is reviewing several upcoming initiatives to improve the buying and selling experience of its customers and industry partners. GSA’s objective is to use data analytics to get actionable insights to find and buy solutions on schedules, vendors will...

Tuesday Insight – November 5, 2019

Trump Revokes Obama Order That Had Limited Hiring Options for Some Contractors - To “promote economy and efficiency in federal government procurement,” the Trump administration on Thursday rolled back an Obama policy that had limited some contractors’ hiring...

Tuesday Insight – October 29, 2019

For 2020, DOL Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors to $10.80 - The Department of Labor annually increases the minimum wage for federal contractor employees in accordance with Executive Order 13658. It recently noticed, via the Federal Register, that the 2020...

Tuesday Insight – October 22, 2019

How GSA plans to capture $6B in under-the-radar spending - Each year, federal agencies spend billions of dollars collectively making purchases using their federal government purchase cards or other micro-purchase methods, which receive little notice on a...

Tuesday Insight – October 15, 2019

DLA, GSA partner to streamline supply chain logistics, advance acquisition - The Defense Logistics Agency announced on October 9, 2019 that as part of a government-wide effort to increase efficiencies and effectiveness of the national supply chain, the Defense...

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