Happy Friday, Readers! Our weather here in Kansas has decided it’s not quite ready to be cooler for Fall just yet. You can bet though, when it does, it will decide abruptly. I’m taking my family on a camping trip this weekend to extend summer just a bit longer. Hope you are able to enjoy a great weekend with your family and friends.
Along the way, enjoy this roundup of the latest federal contracting news, including the new DoD deviations on flexibility in the face of inflation and SAM registration delays. Have a great weekend.
Happy Friday, SmallGovCon Readers. The sunflower, which is the state flower or Kansas, are in full bloom. They have been spectacular this season! Sunflowers exhibit a trait called heliotropism, which means that they turn to face the sun. The tallest sunflower ever recorded was 30 feet tall! Wow! I haven’t seen one that tall but they sure are beautiful.
We hope you can get out and enjoy the September flowers in your neck of the woods and here’s a few noteworthy articles on federal goverment contracting that we hope you will find informative.
Happy Friday, Readers! We hope you had a nice, long 4th of July weekend and we’d also like to show our appreciation for our veterans and active duty military personnel. Thank you for your service.
This week in federal government contracting news there were announcements from a key cyber agency set to get procurement authority this month as well as an announcement from the Federal Register concerning bid guarantees, performance and payment bonds, and alternative payment protection.
Happy Friday and Happy Juneteenth! This year, June 19, Juneteenth, falls on a Sunday, so the federal holiday, established in 2021, will be observed on Monday, June 20. Juneteenth arose from the date of June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas–when African Americans in the state learned of their freedom due to the Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth Amendment. Juneteenth celebrations often focus on education and reflection on the path to freedom as well as the steps still needed to achieve equity in our country.
Happy Friday, Readers! The lilacs are blooming and this spring seems to be a particularly good year for them. We are enjoying their sweet scent as we stroll through the neighborhood when we get a dry day to do so. April showers are carrying over into May and we are all ready for some sunshine. Fun Fact: Kansas ranks #8 on the sunniest states list according to stacker.com. See how your state ranks here.
There was news this week on the OBM gearing up to implement the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as well as information on challenges for federal contractors due to wage inflation and the war in Ukraine. You can read more about this and other news in federal government contracting in the articles below.
Happy Friday, Readers! I hope you had a very productive week. It’s hard to believe that we are almost through the month of April already and It won’t be long before the kids are out of school. Parents get ready!!!
The world of federal government contracting just seems to get busier and busier. This week there were several articles on the Pentagon’s budget increasing for AI capabilities and the implementation of Buy American Preference for infrastructure. We’ve also included a few cautionary tales on why it’s a terrible idea for contractors, or anyone else, to try to defraud the federal government. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
There were several announcements by the SBA this week concerning adding more industries that are eligible for the Women-Owned Business Federal Contract Program as well as expanding the standards to increase eligibility for federal contracting and loan programs. You can read more about that along with other news in the article below. Have a great weekend!