SmallGovCon Week In Review: Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2013

I hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Halloween.  My kids enjoyed a brief round of trick-or treating but on the home front, we ran out of candy rather early (due, in part, to a rather disturbing trend on the part of some costumed kids to blatantly grab entire fistfuls of candy from the dish).

With Halloween festivities over, what better way to spend a Friday afternoon than catching up on government contracting news?  In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a small business subcontractor sues a prime for breach of a teaming agreement, the DoD announces plans to audit Buy American Act compliance, the Army pushes WOSB acquisitions, and much more.

  • A small business subcontractor sues its prime for allegedly failing to live up to teaming arrangement.  [Washington Business Journal]
  • The DoD will be auditing contractors’ Buy American Act compliance.  (Given common misunderstandings among contractors, this could be quite the audit).  [POGO Blog]
  • A bill to consolidate suspension and debarment offices is advancing in the House.  [GovExec]
  • Procurement officials describe a “new normal” in an era of budget cuts and crises.  [Federal Computer Week]
  • The Army’s Small Business office has published tips and guidance for women-owned small businesses.  [SellingToArmy]
  • The DCAA has issued new guidance on contractor per diems.  [Aronson]
  • The OFPP’s Joe Jordan discusses the development of the federal acquisition workforce.  [FedScoop]

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