SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 2 – 6, 2018

Winter refuses to end here in Lawrence, Kansas as snow is in the forecast tonight.  But before we settle in for a cold weekend, it’s time for the SmallGovCon Week in Review.

In this week’s edition, how the DoD will collect data to help reduce time for awards,  two construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve whistleblower claims related to set-aside contracts, the GSA and OMB move forward with the e-commerce initiative established in the 2018 NDAA and much more.

  • We’re halfway through the fiscal year.  Here’s how the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2018 will impact government services contractors. [washingtontechnology.com]
  • The DoD will collect data in an effort to reduce Procurement Acquisition Lead Time. [federaltimes.com]
  • The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Services is launching a series of new data analysis tools to help provide oversight into contract and grant spending. [Federal News Radio]
  • Two construction companies agree to pay $1.2 million to settle allegations that they violated the terms of a program designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses. [sltrib.com]
  • Multiple defendants have been charged with money laundering and fraud related to $200 million in small business contracts. [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • The GSA and OMB are moving ahead with implementation of the “Amazon Amendment”–I mean, the Section 846 E-Commerce Plan. [Federal News Radio]
  • The GAO comments on the new EPDS filing system, which will launch on May 1 (along with a new $350 protest filing fee). [NextGov]