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NASA Program Aims to Help SEWP Contract Users Identify Authorized IT Resellers

NASA has launched a program to help government buyers confirm if an information technology product they want to procure through the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle comes from an authorized reseller, Nextgov reported Monday. The report said NASA aims to restrict certain SEWP contracts to authorized resellers and prevent non-authorized vendors …

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GAO: DoD Forms Advisory Panel, DIUx to Address Contracting Challenges Faced by ‘Non-Traditional’ Firms

The Government Accountability Office has interviewed representatives from 12 “non-traditional companies” or firms that do not typically engage in business with the Defense Department and found challenges across six areas that keep them from developing platforms for military purposes. These challenges include complexity of process within DoD, unsteady budget, long duration of …

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday. GSA is “a couple of weeks off” from awarding the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management at …

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DoD Proposes Changes to Defense Contracting Regulations

The Defense Department has called on Congress to modify current regulations for the department’s acquisition processes, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. In a set of nine proposals, DoD proposed to lessen contract-related reporting requirements and raise the micropurchasing threshold from $5,000 to $10,000. The report said one proposal would only allow companies …

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GSA, VA Partner to Boost Visibility of Veteran-Owned Firms via Online Procurement System

The General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to help VA buyers identify verified veteran-owned small businesses on GSA’s VA Advantage online acquisition platform. GSA said Monday VA Advantage will begin to show “VIP Verified Vendor” icons on products sold by veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses …

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