SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015

I was on the road during the latter half of last week–first a stop in Columbia, Missouri for a workshop with the Missouri PTAC, and then on to the greater Chicago area, where I gave a presentation at a procurement conference.  My travels prevented me from getting SmallGovCon Week In Review posted on its usual Friday date, so here is a special Monday morning edition of government contracting news and commentary.

  • The HUBZone Program certification process is “time consuming, “tedious,” and “plagued by red tape” according to some participants. [The News Journal]
  • NAICS codes get all the attention, but government contractors should not ignore the lesser-known Product Service Codes. [GovConChannel]
  • Current and former DoD officials are taking issue with a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that shifts power away from the Pentagon’s acquisition chief. [FierceGovernment]
  • A large international construction company has admitted to bribing foreign officials to secure government construction management contracts. [Newark Patch]
  • According to Guy Timberlake, there’s a change afoot in government contracting that if adopted, could actually achieve the always elusive win-win scenario. [GovConChannel]
  • Senator Claire McCaskill is withhold approval of the President’s nominee to head the GSA because of Senator McCaskill’s concerns over the GSA’s efforts to integrate its procurement databases. [FierceGovernment]

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