SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 22-26, 2018

I was unexpectedly out of the office Friday afternoon, so I didn’t get a chance to post our weekly look at the latest and greatest in government contracting.  But better late than never!  It’s time for a slightly-delayed version.

In last week’s edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review, we have articles about House representatives requesting investigation of the JEDI contract, a report that suggests the 8(a) program is full of ineligible participants (with commentary by Koprince Law LLC partner Matthew Schoonover), GSA creates new a Solicitation Review Tool to better ensure contract compliance, and much more.

Happy Monday!

  • The VA has suspended a South Carolina gubernatorial candidate’s company for declining to cooperate with an inspection of his business. [The Post and Courier]
  • Two House representative have requested investigation of the JEDI contract. [NextGov]
  • GSA hopes a new pilot program will increase transparency and lead to more competition. [NextGov]
  • A former Army employee has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes and directing kickbacks.  [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • A recent report suggests the 8(a) program is full of ineligible participants–but Koprince Law LLC partner Matthew Schoonover says not to read too much into the numbers. [Bloomberg BNA]
  • A Minnesota federal contractor has agreed to award back pay and interest to 98 female employees to resolve allegations of pay discrimination. [U.S. Department of Labor]
  • The GSA has created a Solicitation Review Tool to help ensure federal contracts comply with federal regulations. [FCW]