SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 9-13, 2022

Happy Friday blog readers! Hope you are having a nice week. Kick back and relax with the latest federal contracting updates.

This week saw some interesting federal contracting news. GAO has issued a new report on ways the federal government can potentially save billions of dollars in spending and improve efficiency of its programs. Additional stories include an article I’m quoted in from Bloomberg Law discussing U.S. agencies requests for brand name items in contract proposals. Read on for the details and have a great weekend!

  • When Agencies Should Settle for Less: Brand Name Bid Protests [Bloomberg]
  • How Women-Owned Businesses Can Win Federal Contracts? [ExecBiz]
  • In the relatively small world of government contracting, it pays not to be a jerk [FedNewsNet]
  • Who says small innovators can’t get big federal contracts? [FedNewsNet]
  • Transforming Aviation: Stakeholders Identified Issues to Address for ‘Advanced Air Mobility’ [GAO]
  • Commerce Department CHCO on back to office; Federal contracting with small businesses [FedScoop]
  • Stacy Bostjanick: DOD Could Release CMMC Interim Rule Next Year [GovConWire]
  • US, Allied Cybersecurity Agencies, Advise Reviewing Contracts with Tech Vendors [NextGov]
  • How to mitigate the threat of industrial base consolidation [FedNewsNet]
  • Where can Government Save Money? We’ve Found More than Half a Trillion Dollars in Potential Savings [GAO]
  • GSA’s Public Buildings Service Issues RFP for $125M General Construction Contract Vehicle [GovConWire]
  • IC Agencies Pushing Telework Expansion to Address Workforce Attrition [GovConWire]
  • Virginia Company Agrees to Pay $800,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • Agencies must pick two workforce focuses for the next four years from OPM priority list [FedNewsNet]