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GAO’s Authority to Hear ID/IQ Bid Protests for Civilian Contracts in Question

The Government Accountability Office’s authority to review bid protests at most civilian agencies — for large task or delivery orders under indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicles — has expired, FierceGovernmentIT reported last week. That authority, for $10 million-plus orders on  ID/IQ contracts expired May 27. The ability for GAO …

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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Block Proposed Executive Order on Contractor Political Donations

The draft of an executive order that would require government contractors to disclose political contributions was not hit in the government-contracting industry. But now, the provision is drawing the ire of those on Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio reports that both representatives and senators have introduced legislation that would block …

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Some Lawmakers Say They’ll Block Order Requiring Contractors to Disclose Political Contributions

President Barack Obama’s rumored draft of an executive order that would require government-contracting companies to disclose political donations is continuing to draw fire from both industry circles and from the Capitol chamber. The Hill now reports that more than 40 members of the Republican Study Group — a conservative caucus …

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Administration’s Proposal on Disclosing Contractors’ Political Donations Not a Hit on the Hill

Following a House oversight hearing yesterday about a draft executive order requiring government contractors to disclose political contributions, the administration’s proposal is continuing to plummet in popularity — on both sides of the aisle. A draft of the proposed executive order began circulating a few weeks ago, instantly drawing the …

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