SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 4-8, 2016

We’re back! 2016 has finally arrived and we here at Koprince Law couldn’t be more excited to dive into the new year with our first SmallGovCon Week In Review post. The first week of January brings some new policies and processes for contracting, a look back at the top procurement stories of 2015, and much more.

  • The Defense Department is about to introduce a new policy that would bring greater scrutiny to contractor-provided services. [Small Business Federal Government Contracting]
  • A shake up over multi-year contracts is on the horizon as a proposed new rule was issued on December 30th. [Federal News Radio] [FierceGovernmentIT]
  • Government contracts guru Larry Allen brings us a look at the top procurement stories of 2015. [Federal News Radio]
  • The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center is reducing fees on governmentwide acquisition contracts, which means big savings for agency customers. [fedscoop]
  • Better oversight, authority and control over ever-growing services procurements is on its way to the Department of Defense. [Federal News Radio]
  • A New Year’s surprise on the whistleblower rule comes form the Office of Special Counsel. [Federal News Radio]
  • The GAO has issued a report studying agencies’ use of “other transaction agreements,” which generally do not follow a standard format. [GAO]
  • The DLA confirms what many small contractors already know: PTACs provide important (and often free) assistance in a wide variety of areas. [DLA]

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