SmallGovCon Week in Review: Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2020

We’ve made it through another week–well done! I wanted to give a shoutout to the University of Texas San Antonio PTAC. Steven Koprince and I enjoyed discussing some legal updates with them earlier this week.

This week, we also explored some key changes from the recent SBA rule on Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs. These included changes regarding replacing the three-in-two joint venture rule, consideration of subcontractor experience, joint venture Facility Security Clearance, and joint venture limitations on subcontracting.

But there were a lot of other federal contracting stories this week, including CMMC questions from industry, a micropurchase update on orders, and a public official pleading guilty to acceptance of gratuities.

  • GSA considering more CMMC-like cyber requirements in its government wide contracts [Fedscoop]
  • Certain unconscious bias training is OK for federal contractors, Labor says [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Pentagon loses two bid protests that challenged $7 billion moving contract [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Former Department Head at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland for Accepting Gratuities [DOJ]
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation: Application of Micro-Purchase Threshold To Task and Delivery Orders [FederalRegister]
  • DoD’s CMMC remains stuck in drama, confusion and concern [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Former top EPA official turned whistleblower is suing the agency for retaliation [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Will there be enough CMMC assessors to certify all DOD contractors? [Fedscoop]
  • DHS considering CMMC supply chain applications [Fedscoop]
  • How the DOD is preparing the military services for CMMC [Fedscoop]


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