SmallGovCon Week In Review: Sept. 23-27, 2013

On a typical September 27, government contracting headlines are dominated by last-minute fiscal year spending.  But this year, government shutdown talk has drowned out most other government contracts news.

This week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review features articles on the shutdown, as well as a few headlines you might have missed regarding Federal Prison Industries, OASIS, and more.

  • The GAO will decide a protest challenging restrictions on small business bidding under the GSA’s OASIS vehicle.  [Federal News Radio]
  • In news many contractors will cheer, sales to Federal Prison Industries are down 32% since 2009.  [FierceGovernment]
  • A government shutdown would affect contractors differently depending on their circumstances.  [Washington Post]
  • Blogger Bill Jaffe encourages Contracting Officers to report large primes for delays in paying small subcontractors.  [SmallBizSavvy]
  • The Postal Service failed to properly justify $210 million in non-competitive awards, according to its inspector general.  [FierceGovernment]
  • The Department of Homeland Security is warning contractors of the consequences of a shutdown.  [Federal News Radio]
  • A columnist discusses how agencies “bury” non-competitive awards from public view.  [NextGov]

And while you are catching up on the latest government contracts news, don’t forget to enter to win a free copy of my book, the Small Business Guide to Government Contracts, or a free webinar on a government contracts legal topic.

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