Learning vs. Training Culture

Mar 25, 2015

Last week I was fortunate to attend a BLACKBOARD’s Federal Strategies Workshop under a headline “Developing Emerging Training Professionals”. Overall, this was a meaningful and useful event, with several bright stars from federal learning community in attendance (Angela Bailey of OPM, Randy Bergquist of DOJ, and Ben Ficks of NRC) sharing their perspectives on the… Read more »

Strange Bedfellows: The SCA and the GSA/VA Schedules

Mar 12, 2015

SCA Implications for Multiple Award Schedule Pricing One of the greatest challenges of commercial item acquisition is accounting for differentials between commercial and government pricing. In particular, pricing related to fundamentally governmental requirements with no analog in the commercial marketplace. Nowhere is this more evident than in the incorporation of the Service Contract Act (SCA)… Read more »

Government Contract Compliance Matters – By Wojciech Kornacki

Mar 10, 2015

Like any good life insurance policy, one hopes that government contract compliance policies will always be there to secure successful future for Government contractors. With the renewed Government focus on criminal prosecutions and administrative sanctions, and additional compliance requirements released in the Howard P. Buck McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, it… Read more »

Annual Review Update – By Barbara Kinosky

Mar 5, 2015

Wednesday we just finished our first of two Annual Reviews’ of Federal Contracting for 2015. I, and everyone at Centre, felt exceptionally lucky since yesterday’s weather was sleet and my personal favorite, freezing rain and today is a large snow storm. Here are some highlights. This year we were happy to welcome Dave Wennergren from… Read more »

More Lessons from Lost Rebids

Feb 26, 2015

Lessons for Incumbents from GAO Decisions on 4 Rebid Protests Guest Blog from Nigel Thacker, Managing Director at Rebidding Solutions   More Lessons from Lost Rebids It’s not often we get the chance to see the details of another company’s lost rebid, what they think about the loss and an analysis of how the customer… Read more »

How Not To Do Cost Realism Analysis – By Barbara Kinosky

Feb 18, 2015

Every once in a while I come across cases or protests that serve as excellent tutorials. The protest of Prism Maritime, LLC is one such example. Prism protested the award of a task order to Valkyrie Enterprises by the Department of the Navy (DON) for alteration installation team support and asset staging services. The contract to… Read more »

General Services Administration’s (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (PSS) *UPDATES* – By Mihan Kim

Feb 12, 2015

Currently the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Northwest/Arctic Region 10 is working with 440 firms with two or more contracts to migrate (or move) them to the Consolidated (00CORP) Schedule where they will have one contract number. Those companies migrated to the Consolidated Schedule will eventually be moved to the Professional Services Schedule (PSS). Here are… Read more »

GSA Schedule Clean Up – By Candace Clokey

Feb 5, 2015

Since we are at the beginning of 2015, now is the time to ensure that all the data on your GSA Schedule Contract is up-to-date. Below I highlight some of the most important data on your GSA Schedule Contract that Contractors should ensure are up-to-date to ensure compliance in the New Year. Authorized Negotiators: Make… Read more »