SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 26 – 30, 2018

It’s moving day at Koprince Law LLC. We are in the midst of moving into our new digs at 901 Kentucky Street, Suite 301 here in Lawrence. Our new office has a lot more space to support our growing firm, and is just a two-block walk to Chipotle. I call that a win-win.

While we get the new space ready for Monday morning, it’s time for the SmallGovCon Week in Review. In this week’s edition, the GSA’s Inspector General is investigating fraudulent activity on SAM, Bloomberg Government expects the number of mergers and acquisitions in the federal contracting market to decrease in 2018, a mother and daughter plead guilty to bribing employees of the Picatinny Arsenal military base for 12 years with luxury items valued at $250,000, and much more.

  • The GSA’s inspector general is investigating fraudulent activity on its contractor and grantee registration website after someone allegedly redirected federal payments to bank accounts not tied to the appropriate contractors. [fedscoop]
  • Georgia Tech PTAC offers these useful tips for surviving the compromise of the SAM database. [GTPAC]
  • “Other transaction authorities,” also known as OTAs or OTs, has been around longer than the FAR, but it may become the new, potentially game-changing acquisition model. [Nextgov]
  • Bloomberg Government expects the number of mergers and acquisitions in the federal contracting market to decrease in 2018, a trend since 2015. [Bloomberg Government]
  • The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals has proposed major changes to its rules of procedure. [federalregister.gov]
  • CACI International has withdrawn a $7.2 billion bid for government IT Services conglomerate CSRA, ending a bidding war. [washingtonpost.com]
  • A mother and daughter have pleaded guilty to bribing employees of a military base for 12 years. [njherald.com]
  • The document that provides the most comprehensive information on services contracting was missing from the Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget released in February. [govexec.com]