SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 9–13, 2018

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the SmallGovCon Week in Review. This week’s edition includes a look at federal spending on 8(a) contracts, GAO’s response to a discussion about a much-publicized OTA decision, and the SBA’s new effort to modernize its IT systems. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get to it!

Have a great weekend!

  • Federal spending on competitively awarded 8(a) contracts exceeds that spent on sole-source 8(a) contracts. [Bloomberg Government]
  • GAO offers a response to critique on its protest decision concerning the Army’s use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA). [Breaking Defense]
  • SBA OCIO looks to award $40 million to 8(a) small businesses for services supporting its IT modernization goals. [FedScoop]
  • North American Power Group (NAPG) and its owner, Michael Ruffatto, agree to pay a $14.4 million civic settlement for fraudulent use of DOE funds. [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • Owner and CEO of Texas construction company, HERC Solutions, convicted of conspiring to defraud $1.37 million from the U.S. Department of State. [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • MEP Sales and Service owner pleads guilty to using business partner’s service-disabled veteran status to commit $1.6 million bidding fraud against the VA. [Chron]