SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 6-10, 2018

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s that time of year: federal contractors are rushing to submit bids, with the hope of awards before the end of the fiscal year. So we hope that you’re all gearing up for a relaxing weekend.

Let’s get the weekend started off right with the SmallGovCon Week in Review. This week’s edition discusses the rush of contract awards at the end of the fiscal year, DOL’s renewed focus on disability hiring practices, federal contractors behaving badly, and more.

Have a great weekend!

  • As we near the end of the fiscal year, analysts believe the federal market will see a monumental effort among procurement officials to spend as much on contracts as possible. [NextGov]
  • Focused reviews of contractors to ensure they are attempting to meet 7 percent employment disability hiring to begin in early 2019. [Bloomberg BNA]
  • Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have recently surged in use, but also criticized. [Washington Technology]
  • A recent study has shown that DoD waivers are allowing banned contractors to obtain defense contracts. [Bloomberg Government]
  • GAO audit reveals NNSA field offices are not using a key Energy Department IT system and warns could cost NNSA millions. [FCW]
  • Two marine maintenance companies will pay the government more than $2.8 million to settle claims they improperly billed the Navy for rental equipment. [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Small business advocate wins agreement to have his legal fees paid for litigation forcing the government to release confidential contracting data. [Government Executive]
  • A contractor’s president and CEO was recently sentenced to serve 41 months in federal prison for his role in a wire fraud conspiracy. [U.S. Department of Justice]