SmallGovCon Week In Review: November 4-8, 2013

I am in sunny Southern California, where I am speaking on teaming and joint venturing at an excellent PTAC conference.  Meanwhile, as the effects of the shutdown begin to slowly fade, a wide variety of government contracts news is making headlines.

In this week’s SmallGovCon Week in Review, the DHS’s EAGLE II awards come under fire, a GAO report alleges poor contracting practices at the Bureau of Land Management, Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition explains the importance of understanding and using government contracting data, and much more.

  • Guy Timberlake of the ASBC explains the importance of understanding government contracting information.  [ASBC]
  • The SBA is working on an update to its SBIR data rights policies.  [FierceGovernment]
  • Spending on task order contracts continues to rise, accounting for 18% of contract spending in FY 2012.  [Washington Post]
  • Some service contractors are expecting a difficult year ahead.  [Washington Post]
  • The DoD will give contractors a 20-day notice if it plans to insource the company’s contract.  [Federal News Radio]
  • The VA has awarded a task order under the T4 IDIQ at triple the price bid by two competitors.  [NextGov]
  • The DoD is finalizing an overhaul of its official acquisition guidance.  [Federal News Radio]
  • Two senior lawmakers are questioning the DHS’s EAGLE II awards.  [Federal News Radio]
  • A GAO audit alleges poor contracting practices at the Bureau of Land Management.  [Fierce Government]

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