SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 16-20, 2018

Happy Friday! Before we sign out for the weekend, let’s take a look at the government contracting highlights for the past week.

In this edition of SmallGovCon Week in Review, we’ll check in with our friend Guy Timberlake for the latest on GSA FSS spending, consider GAO’s recommendations for DOD award time frames, look at NASA’s increases in small business spending, and more.

Have a great weekend!

  • Spending on GSA Federal Supply Schedules declines. [GovConChannel]
  • Study by the Federal Treasury’s Data Lab finds that 6-8 percent of federal contract spending happens in the final week of the fiscal year. [Nextgov]
  • DoD increases spending on OTA contracts in light of easing federal regulations. [Federal News Radio]
  • NASA continues to increase its contracting with small businesses. [WOUB Digital]
  • GAO recommends DoD begin developing a strategy for assessing  contract award time frames. [GAO]
  • Richard C. Davis, founder of Second Chance Body Armor, agrees to resolve False Claims Act regarding defective bullet proof vests. [US Department of Justice]
  • Federal spending on advertising contract awards increases for small disadvantaged businesses, including WOSBs. [GAO]
  • Congressman Will Hurd helps to explain the importance of federal IT procurement. [Nextgov]
  • Former government contracting officer and owner of TCC Services, Unlimited, LLC plead guilty for bribery and conspiracy regarding government contracts. [US Department of Justice]
  • OFPP clarifies the exemption for contracts or subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items. [Federal Register]
  • Study by PSC and Grant Thornton Public Sector suggests positive outlook for federal acquisition. [Professional Services Council]
  • GAO study finds reverse auctions may save the federal government money on bidding process. [GAO]