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Carter: Lack of Competition in Bid Process

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, the Defense Department’s acquisitions chief Ashton Carter sketched out the details of his plan to restructure acquisitions, including increasing competition on contract bids. “Competition is the single, most powerful tool to drive productivity,” said Carter, who serves as undersecretary of defense …

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DISA & GSA Host Industry Day

“This is vastly different from anything you’ve ever seen before,” said GSA representative today at DISA & GSA’s 3rd Industry Day. The two organizations invited media and industry to attend the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) End-to-End Solutions Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Draft RFP Industry Day this morning, April …

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GSA Looks to Comments to Fine-tune FAPIIS

The GSA needs your help. According to a note published in the Federal Register, General Services is looking for comments and feedback on the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS) – the new database aiming to keep government contractors honest. GSA faces some problems in the early stages …

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DoD Hands Down Final Word on Interagency Procurements

The Department of Defense is adopting as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory provisions relating to interagency procurements on behalf of DoD. The now-final rule adds new policy to address certain requirements and expands existing DFARS definitions – effective …

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