SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 20 – January 24, 2020

Around these parts, we’re counting down the days to the Super Bowl, where we can watch our hometown Chiefs hopefully win their first one in half a century. But in the mean time, we’re still keeping a watchful eye on all things government contracting so we can keep our readers on track.

This week, articles include using AI to help evaluate contractor past-performance data, contractors don’t understand the new DOD cybersecurity requirements, and sharing data about security clearance checks.

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COFC: No Jurisdiction Over Bundling of Contracts into Task Order

When considering where to file a bid protest, you have options at the agency level, Government Accountability Office, and Court of Federal Claims. But not all options are available for protests of task and delivery order awards. The Court of Federal Claims recently reminded a protester that it lacks jurisdiction over task and delivery orders, even where an agency is proposing to bundle multiple separate contracts into one task order.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 13 – January 17, 2020

You’ve got to love Kansas weather. Last week it was 65 degrees and sunny, and now we’re due for an ice storm. There’s always something new if you don’t like the current weather.

It’s kind of the same way with government contracting. There’s always something new. This week, there are updates about the government getting over $3 billion from False Claims Act Case, updates about the timing for CMMC cybersecurity certifications, and the goals of the new SBA administrator.

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SBA Clarifies Subcontracting Plan Rules

The SBA recently issued a final rule concerning numerous aspects of small business contracting. In previous posts, we wrote about a few parts of the rule, including changes to the limitations on subcontracting. The new rule also clarifies some important facets of the rules governing subcontracting plans.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 6 – January 10, 2020

Hope everyone had a great holiday season! Now it’s time to get back to the routine. And for those of us in the northern parts of the county–a few more months to walk in a winter wonderland.

To avoid that post-holiday letdown, enjoy some of these federal contracting updates that have been rolling in since my last update. This week, there are interesting stories including the new SBA administrator being confirmed, Space Force seeking innovative tech solutions, and calls for federal purchasing to change more quickly.

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SmallGovCon Year in Review: The Top Ten

As we reflect on the end of 2019 and look forward to what 2020 will bring, it’s interesting to see what was noteworthy to our readers in 2019. To that end, I’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular posts from 2019. 2020 will certainly bring many more changes in the federal contracting world and SmallGovCon will be here to provide insight on all of them.

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Happy New Year from SmallGovCon!

As we wind down 2019, all of us at SmallGovCon would like to wish our readers a happy and prosperous 2020! No doubt the new year will bring plenty of regulatory changes, impactful decisions, and other important updates in the federal contracting world. We’ll help you keep a handle on it.