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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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GAO: NASA, DoD, NOAA Spent $43B on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts for Satellite Procurement Programs

The Government Accountability Office assessed 19 satellite acquisition programs at NASA, Defense Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and found that the agencies obligated approximately $43.1 billion on cost-reimbursement contracts for such programs. GAO said in a report published Friday that DoD, NOAA and NASA spent $9 billion on fixed-price-incentive …

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House Bill Seeks to Increase Contract Participation of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Reps. Neal Dunn (R-Florida) and Jimmy Paneta (D-California) have introduced a bill seeks to increase the number of service-disabled veteran-owned and veteran-owned small businesses represented on the General Services Administration‘s contracts. The Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to work with GSA to provide SDVOSBs …

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