Happy Halloween Eve! Hopefully your Halloween weekend is full of treats and not tricks.
Speaking of treats, here is this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review. In this week’s Review, contractors weigh in on whether lowest-price technically acceptable contracts lead to lower employee wages, a federal employee heads to jail for his role in a bribery scheme, GSA mulls consolidation of expiring contracts, and more.
- Do LPTA contracts lead to lower wages? [Washington Business Journal]
- A federal employee was sentenced to 16 months in prison for demanding bribes to award government contracts. [Courthouse News Service]
- GSA sees a wave of expiring contracts in 2016 as an opportunity to consolidate work into a smaller number of multiple-award contracting vehicles. [Federal News Radio]
- Speaking of consolidation, a recent GAO report found that money is being wasted on duplicate IT contracts. [Fed Tech]
- After the President’s veto of the 2016 NDAA, a Congressional budget deal has the bill back on track. [Federal News Radio]
- According to a recently-released GAO report, the SBA has not resolved numerous longstanding management problems. [GAO Website]
- The OPM’s Inspector General has “very serious concerns” regarding the procurement process for certain benefits–including multiple extensions to the incumbent contract. [Federal News Radio]