SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016

Hopefully you will have some time to relax this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl (or at least the commercials if that’s more your thing). Before we know it, March Madness will be here (although at the rate my Duke Blue Devils are going, they’re not likely to challenge for a repeat).

While we wait for the “Big Game,” it’s time for another installment of SmallGovCon Week In Review. This week, we have more sordid tales of procurement related bribery and misrepresentation, an excellent look at the set-aside programs for veterans, the struggles that women-owned businesses continue to face, and more.

  • Leaking information, taking bribes and other questionable behavior has a U.S. Air Force procurement officer spending 18 months in jail. [Miami Herald]
  • OFPP has struggled with multiple-award contracts issues for years and the time seems right to finally take a bite out of contract duplication. [Federal News Radio]
  • A Colorado-based construction company has agreed to pay $1.8 million in fines and penalties for illegally misrepresenting itself as a small disadvantaged business. [The Hill]
  • The beginning of February brought new final SBA size standards for some small businesses. [GovExec]
  • Set-Aside Alert has conducted independent research on U.S. veteran small business programs to give you an inside look at those programs. [Set-Aside Alert]
  • Women-owned businesses still less likely to win federal contracts despite recent efforts to increase their chances. [New York Times]
  • Reducing acquisition operating and support costs may be a focus of the 2017 NDAA. [Federal News Radio]

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