SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 5-8, 2016

Welcome back after a hopefully enjoyable long 4th of July weekend! Although this week is a shortened one, there was no shortage of government contracting news floating around the county.

This week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review looks at the number of suspensions and debarments of government contractors, a proposed penalty for Pentagon contractors trying to game the system, a case of procurement fraud and much more.

  • Government contractors shouldn’t be celebrating that the number of suspensions and debarments dropped in fiscal 2015. [Federal News Radio]
  • The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program rolled out the final version of the high impact baseline, a framework for authorizing third party vendors to host some of the government’s most sensitive data. [FederalTimes]
  • The National Labor Relations Board is preparing to report alleged labor law violations by government contractors. [Bloomberg BNA]
  • One of the biggest questions with the final Alliant 2 Unrestricted and Small Business RFPs is whether to team, but many contractors are finding the options presented in the final RFPs confusing. [Washington Technology]
  • One of the legislative proposals the Senate will debate this week would penalize Pentagon contractors that game the bid protest system. []
  • The Strategic Sourceror explains what the Women-Owned Small Business Program is, and why businesses should become certified. [The StrategicSourceror]
  • A possible 20 year sentence could be handed down to a woman who accepted bribes in exchange for using her company as a “straw” contractor that allowed nonminority-owned firms to circumvent regulations for federally funded transportation projects. []
  • A federal whistleblower lawsuit alleging that information technology companies duped the government in order to win money specifically set aside for small businesses has agreed to pay $5.8 million dollars. [Los Angeles Business Journal]