SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 14-18, 2022

Happy Friday! We hope you were able to get out an enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day festivities this week and the start of March Madness. As the hometown of the #1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks, we are especially excited about the NCAA tournament. We have our brackets locked in and are hoping for another fun ride!

It was also a big week in Federal Government contracting! For one, the Whitehouse and SBA released statements on advancing economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in Federal contracting by promoting pay equity and transparency. Also, a major DoD IT contract award is facing a bid protest.

You can read those articles and more below. Have a great weekend!

  • ICYMI: On Equal Pay Day, See What Americans Are Saying About SBA Efforts to Empower Women Entrepreneurs [SBA]
  • OTAs and beyond: Scaling innovation in Defense contracting [FedNewsNet]
  • Army Seeks Proposals for $99M Construction Services Multiple Award Task Order Contract [GovConWire]
  • US Department of Labor Will Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars for Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions, Workers [DoL]
  • GSA Announces New Director for Presidential Innovation Fellows and Director of Public Engagement for Office of Strategic Communication [GSA]
  • White House launches data initiative to help ease supply chain logjams [FedScoop]
  • Space Development Agency about to issue solicitation for new missile tracking satellites [FedScoop]
  • Sherman: Pentagon’s new CDAO office needs to create ‘decision advantage’ [FedScoop]
  • Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency [WH]
  • Is the GSA throwing sand in the gears of the multiple award schedule machinery? [FedNewsNet]
  • Major DoD IT contract award unsurprisingly faces bid protest [FedNewsNet]
  • FACT SHEET: Biden Harris Administration Announces Commitments to Advance Pay Equity and Support Women’s Economic Security [WH]
  • Grant fosters innovative technology to adapt disabled veterans’ homes [FedNewsNet]
  • Don’t underestimate the power of relationships in the federal market [FedNewsNet]
  • U.S. Small Business Administration and Public Private Strategies Institute Announce Launch of New Engagement Series, Building a Better America: A Small Business Resource Community [SBA]
  • Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman Observing Equal Pay Day 2022 [SBA]