SmallGovCon Week in Review: Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2020

We’ve been having some great fall weather here in Kansas this week. From what I’ve heard from others around the country (other than the west coast), the cooler weather has definitely arrived. As you break out your sweaters and pumpkin spice . . . everything, check out the latest government contracting updates.

This week’s news included record spending at the end of the fiscal year, a report on the VA’s Medical-Surgical Prime Vendor Program, and updates on the Chinese telecom ban.

  • Federal Government to Conclude Fiscal 2020 With Record Spending [Nextgov]
  • Wisconsin-Based Nonprofit To Pay $1.9 Million To Settle Allegations Of False Claims And Kickbacks On Federal Contracts For Blind Workers [DOJ]
  • 10 tantalizing topics testing procurement in the new fiscal year [Federal News Network]
  • Purge of Chinese Technologies Confusing, Rushed, Costly, Trucking Groups Say [Transport Topics]
  • Actions Needed to Improve Management of Medical-Surgical Prime Vendor Program and Inform Future Decisions [GAO]
  • Industry Groups Ask Lawmakers to Remove Core Cybersecurity Provisions from NDAA [Nextgov]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Treatment of Certain Items as Commercial Items [Federal Register]
  • Government’s recent track record with IDIQ contracts has been spotty [Federal News Network]

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