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.” [linkedin.com]
- An Atlanta-based contractor has been accused of plagiarizing its bid for a major Puerto Rico food supply contract. [usnews.com]
- The instigators of a kickback scheme at a South Carolina military base are heading to prison. [postandcourier.com]
- One commentator says that the Pentagon’s new $1 Billion cloud deal may signal a new era in government buying. [nextgov.com]
- The GSA says a recent rule change will simplify Schedule buys and reduce the proliferation of multiple-award contracts. [federalnewsradio.com]
- Two recent DHS procurements show how innovation is happening in government. [federalnewsradio.com]
- 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. [govconchannel.com]
- Congratulations to the 40 companies named as potential winners of the CIO-SP3 Small Business ramp-on. [washingtontechnology.com]