SmallGovCon Week In Review: Dec. 2-6, 2013

After a Thanksgiving hiatus (which I spent enjoying traditional American pastimes such as eating and watching football, rather than reading bid protest decisions), it’s time to get back to government contracts news.

In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, the VA has cancelled the contract of the company performing SDVOSB verifications.  The implications are anyone’s guess, but they probably aren’t good–and Jill Aitoro’s story in the Washington Business Journal is a “must read” for all SDVOSBs.  Other news and commentary of note includes a new GSA sourcing plan, a breakdown of 8(a) STARS II numbers, “crazy subcontractors” and more.

  • The VA cancels the contract of the company performing SDVOSB verifications, potentially leaving verification in limbo.  [Washington Business Journal]
  • A new GSA office sourcing plan will include businesses without Schedule contracts.  [FierceGovernment]
  • Guy Timberlake breaks down the numbers regarding the 8(a) STARS II vehicle.  [ASBC]
  • Congress is rushing to avoid beginning the new year with a second shutdown.  [Washington Post]
  • A commentator discusses how “crazy subcontractors” can ruin a prime’s bid.  [SmalltoFeds]
  • OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu affirms that hiring goals for contractors are just that–goals.  [FierceGovernment]
  • The DoD has issued new acquisition guidelines.  [Federal Computer Week]

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