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]