SmallGovCon Week In Review (December 10-14, 2018)

I wanted the pithy introduction to this week’s Week In Review to be a corny Christmas-themed joke. But there’s one problem: I don’t know any! (My dad jokes tend to come on the fly.) 

If you know any (clean) holiday jokes, send them my way. We’ll try to feature them in next week’s edition! 

But for this week’s edition, let’s focus on government contracting. We’ll look at the potential Christmas shutdown, GSA’s consolidation of schedule contracts, a VA-pilot program for facility construction, continuing non-compliance and oversight issues, GAO’s report on noncompetitive contracts, and more.

Have a great weekend!

  • Which agencies will be hit from the potential shutdown? [GovExec]
  • GSA consolidates 24 multiple award schedules into a single acquisition vehicle. [FederalTimes]
  • GAO finds DOD and HHS erred in reporting competition data for IT contracts. [GAO]
  • VA pilot program to accept donations for facility construction [GAO]
  • Inspector General criticism of GSA raises questions. [GovExec]
  • GAO report released shows additional guidance needed to improve oversight under the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act. [GAO]
  • Treasury, Labor and Agriculture departments fall short of 2017 compliance for improper payments. [GovExec]
  • OMB unveils its plan to establish the GEAR Center in 2019. [FedScoop]