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Tuesday Insight – December 24, 2019

Interim FAR Rule Eases Representation Burden for Section 889 - Section 889 of  the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) prohibits the Government from procuring or obtaining certain covered telecommunications equipment or services, primarily equipment...

Tuesday Insight – December 17, 2019

GSA Dismisses Pre-Award Protest of its E-commerce Platform Solicitation - Earlier this week Federal News Network reported that a pre-award agency-level protest had been filed in response to General Services Administration’s (GSA) e-commerce solicitation. Download...

Tuesday Insight – December 10, 2019

Helpful Hints for the new Contract Opportunities Function in beta.SAM.gov: How to Track Opportunities - beta.SAM.org is now the authoritative source for contract opportunities. FBO.gov (Federal Business Opportunities) has retired, and its key functionalities have been...

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...

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