SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 13 – July 17, 2020

Happy Friday to you all and here’s to the weekend! Please mark your calendars as my colleague Matthew Schoonover will be giving a presentation on August 5 discussing the SBA’s All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Here are more details on the event.

This week saw its fair share of government contracting updates as well. These included STARS III details, progress on GSA’s schedule mass modification, and predictions for a government fourth quarter spending spree.

  • Navy automates supply chain analysis for microelectronics. [fedscoop]
  • Pentagon’s Digital Services Spending Rises Rapidly: This Is IT. [bloomberggov]
  • Defense execs press lead lawmakers for COVID reimbursements. [defensenews]
  • VA Wants a Veteran-Owned Business to Upgrade Wichita Facility’s IT Ahead of Health Records Rollout. [nextgov]
  • Congress Is Investigating Contracts Tied To Mask And PPE Shortages. [npr.org]
  • How accurate are agencies’ procurement forecasts? [federalnewsnetwork]
  • What Bidders Can Expect on the $50 Billion STARS III: Top 20 [bloomberggov]
  • Lacking teeth, GSA creates alliances to spur transition to new telecommunications program. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Most contractors have accepted GSA’s Mass Mod. [fedscoop]
  • Silicon Valley Giants — Not Start-Ups — Dominate DoD Tech $$ [breakingdefense]
  • What will replace Alliant 2 Small Business after GSA’s cancellation of the program?[federalnewsnetwork]
  • Agencies expected to spend almost $200B on acquisition in Q4 2020. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for diabetic test stripes. [amazonaws]