SmallGovCon Week in Review May 7 – 11, 2018

For all the mothers out there, happy Mother’s Day!  We hope you have a great, relaxing weekend.  But first, it’s Friday, and time for the SmallGovCon Week in Review.

In this week’s edition, we’ll discuss an important update to the VA’s CVE application process. We’ll also update you on the on-going saga regarding the Department of Education’s student loan servicing contracts and, as is our (unfortunate) custom, highlight some of the week’s examples of government contractors behaving badly.


  • On May 11, the VA issued an important update regarding the CVE application process as part of its rollout of the new Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. Beginning May 21, the VA will suspend incoming applications for SDVOSB/VOSB status and anticipates that the suspension will last about a month. CVE will still process previously-submitted applications during the suspension. If your business is interested in obtaining SDVOSB or VOSB status, CVE recommends that you submit your application prior to the May 21 suspension deadline. Check SmallGovCon for updates on the CVE’s application process.
  • Department of Education rescinds contracts to collect overdue student loans. [Washington Post]
  • Former administrator for Bureau of Prisons agrees to pay $50,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the Anti-Kickback Act. []
  • US Attorney’s office for Southern District of Georgia announces procurement fraud prosecutions. [savannahnow]
  • Former Military Contractor sentenced for bribery and fraud. []

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