SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 26-30 , 2018

Thanksgiving has come and gone, so that means holiday season is upon us! It was a balmy 62 degrees here in Kansas on Turkey Day, and 48 hours later we were in the middle of a blizzard. Gotta love Kansas weather!

Stuffed full of turkey and snowed in, we had some time to catch up on what’s been happening in the government contracting world. In this two-week edition of SmallGovCon, we’ll look at GSA’s proposed consolidation to its schedule contracts, a DOL hiring discrimination dispute, Amazon’s role in the federal marketplace, and more.

Have a great weekend!

  • GSA delivered on its long-awaited promise to reform the Multiple Awards Schedule program. [Fedscoop]
  • Watch your step when side stepping the Federal Acquisition Regulation! [Fedscoop]
  • The SBA releases its latest HUBZone Program Evaluation. [HUBZoneCouncil]
  • Pentagon still behind on adequate guidance for the GAO. [GovExec]
  • Amazon providing its fair share of federal cloud computing.  [CNN]
  • Defense Department rescinded a plan to pay contractors less money. [GovExec]
  • DOJ gets aggressive on bid rigging after military fuel supply investigation. [ChannelNewsAsia]
  • NIH seeking contractors to roll joints. Couch potatoes need not apply! [GovExec]
  • Federal contractors shelled out a combined $16.4 million to settle workplace discrimination. [BlombergLaw]
  • Wrongly accused NASA contractor finally has his day in court. [Forbes]
  • Contracting  Officer sentenced to prison for making false statements. [Department of Justice]
  • DOL settles hiring discrimination dispute with building supply contractor. [Department of Labor]
  • Pentagon’s first department wide audit is a major milestone. [GovExec]
  • Federal jury convicts contractor for fraudulently obtaining over $11 million. [Department of Justice]
  • FEMA contractors in Puerto Rico charges total over $1 billion for simple repairs. [NYTimes]