With Christmas just one week away, we are looking forward to gathering with our families and celebrating this holiday season. But even with the holidays approaching, there was no shortage of news this week. In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, Guy Timberlake takes a look at the government contracting landscape in 2016, bid protests continue a slow but steady rise, a brazen contractor seeks $3,160 per hour for his time spent handling a successful protest, and much more.
- Guy Timberlake takes a look at the government contracting landscape to see what’s on the horizon and makes suggestions to small federal contractors as they head into 2016. [GovConChannel]
- The 10-year buying peak for MACs and GWACs is upon us and once this peak buying cycle passes, the competition for these vehicles will slow to a trickle. [Washington Technology]
- A feared brain drain and a pending retirement wave have prompted lawmakers and the contracting community to push for reforms and better training of the Pentagon’s weapons, supply and service buyers. [Government Executive]
- A contractor is facing a Department of Labor lawsuit relating to its affirmative action plans. [Cincinnati Business Courier]
- Bid protests continue their slow and steady rise according to the annual bid protest report from the GAO. [Washington Technology]
- Here’s one you don’t see every day: a gender discrimination complaint has been filed against a contractor–and the allegation is that the contractor discriminated against men. [National Association of Government Contractors]
- A brazen contractor tries to get reimbursed at $3,160 an hour after his protest was sustained. Hmm, I wonder how that turned out? [Public Spend Forum]
We know that a SmallGovCon Week in Review would make a wonderful Christmas read, and the perfect way to ring in 2016. But since we publish on Fridays, and the next two Fridays are holidays, we’ll be off too. SmallGovCon Week In Review will return on January 8, 2016. Until then, we wish all of our readers a wonderful holiday season.