SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 8-12, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! The second week of May brought with it some rainy weather in the midwest. It’s difficult to stay ahead of getting the grass mowed when the grass is growing so quickly. Everything looks very lush and green here and the spring flowers are very colorful, as well. Only a few more weeks until school is out! Parents, are you ready?

We’ve included some interesting articles, from federal government contracting news this week, for you to read as you sit back and relax this weekend. There was multiple stories about efforts to increase a diverse small business supplier base, as well as news on some large multiple award contracts. Enjoy!

  • Texas Man Who Lied About Origin of Chinese-Made Products Sentenced to 4 Years In Prison, Ordered to Pay $1.15 Million [DoJ]
  • Biden-Harris Administration provides new tools to help federal agencies find diverse suppliers, advance equity in procurement [GSA]
  • SBA seeks to grow shrinking pool of small businesses getting federal contracts [FedNewsNet]
  • CIO-SP3 procurement extended through October [FedScoop]
  • White House and GSA launch platforms to improve equity in federal procurement [FedScoop]
  • 6 Small Businesses Land Spots on $298M FAA Weather Observation Service Contract [GovConWire]
  • 3 Major Federal IT Contract Opportunities [GovConWire]
  • Does the GSA have the best data to work with during price negotiations with contractors? [FedNewsNet]
  • Construction Business Operator Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Failing To Pay More Than $4.4 Million Of Payroll Taxes [DoJ]
  • DoD Issues Progress Payment Update [DoD]
  • It’s official: No more COVID vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors [FCW]
  • GSA tools flag diverse suppliers for procurement officials [FCW]
  • Do you know the 5 challenges unique to transforming how the government does business? [FedNewsNet]
  • Ownership and Control and Contractual Assistance Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development Program; Correction [FedReg]