SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 26 – March 2, 2018

March has arrived, and soon it will be time for all the March Madness fun.  But first, I will be heading to sunny Florida for the APTAC Spring 2018 Training Conference on Monday.  If you’re a PTAC counselor, I hope to see you there.

In today’s edition of the SmallGovCon Week in Review, an Atlanta-based company that failed to deliver millions of emergency meals to Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria may have plagiarized its winning bid, a former quality-control officer who demanded kickbacks from construction businesses he monitored is going to prison, Guy Timberlake takes a look at the use of Product Service codes, and much more.

  • Government contracts guru Guy Timberlake says that “fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns.” []
  • An Atlanta-based contractor has been accused of plagiarizing its bid for a major Puerto Rico food supply contract. []
  • The instigators of a kickback scheme at a South Carolina military base are heading to prison. []
  • One commentator says that the Pentagon’s new $1 Billion cloud deal may signal a new era in government buying.  []
  • The GSA says a recent rule change will simplify Schedule buys and reduce the proliferation of multiple-award contracts. []
  • Two recent DHS procurements show how innovation is happening in government. []
  • Guy Timberlake reminds contractors that NAICS codes are just part of the story–to truly understand how procurements are classified, you also need to think about Product Service Codes. []
  • Congratulations to the 40 companies named as potential winners of the CIO-SP3 Small Business ramp-on. []