SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016

As a North Dakota native, I was excited to see a NDSU graduate picked second overall in last night’s NFL draft.  With the draft complete, my focus is back to government contracts news and notes from around the country.

In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, we take a look at how the DoD is working on a long process of acquisition improvement, the 2015 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard has been released, a proposed amendment looks to help small business and much more.

  • The DoD is trying to improve the way it acquires services, which make up more than half of its procurement budget but, that process could take another 12 years to complete. [Federal News Radio]
  • The results of the 2015 annual Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard were released by the Small Business Association yesterday in a press conference that discussed how well federal agencies reached their small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals as well as a report on agency-specific progress. [SBA]
  • More than 20 federal agencies get an ‘A’ Grade on the SBA 2015 Procurement Scorecard. [Spend Matters]
  • Washington Technology takes a look at contractor confidence and how it has taken a slight dip over that past two quarters. [Washington Technology]
  • A proposed amendment seeks to level the playing field for small business contractors by reducing barriers to the participation of small businesses as prime contractors and subcontractors on federal procurements. [National Association of Government Contractors]
  • Two federal contracting groups are looking for changes to the selection criteria in the Defense Department’s upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract. [FCW]