Tag Archives: Federal Contracting

House OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal, Now to White House

The much-maligned contractor withholding tax that never was, thanks to multiple delays, is set to be no more. The House voted 422-0 Wednesday to repeal a requirement that the federal government, plus state and local governments withhold 3 percent of all government contracts. This unanimous approval comes six days after …

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OFPP Admin Says Fed Contractor Work Bill Promotes Insourcing

A recent bill that would limit contractors’ from completing work that is considered an inherently governmental job “sweeps away sensible and thoughtful,” Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon said to Federal Computer Week. The bill that Gordon, senators and White House officials seem to be disagreeing on is …

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Senate Amends, Then OKs Contractor Withhold Repeal

Congress got one step closer Thursday toward repealing a 3 percent withholding tax on all government contracts as the Senate voted 95-0 to approve the measure. However, businesses will have to wait until at least next week to see the requirement taken off the books. The Senate also included an …

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Senate Votes to Discuss Contractor Withhold Repeal Law

Congress may be closer to a rare moment of accord, as the Senate voted Monday evening to take up a bill that would repeal a requirement that governments withhold 3 percent of all contracts. By an overwhelming 94-1 vote, the chamber advanced the Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act. The …

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SBA Proposal Lets Agencies Get Subcontracting Credits Faster

The Small Business Administration is considering allowing agencies to get credit toward their annual small-business subcontracting goals for orders placed against multiple-agency contracts, the agency said last week. In a Federal Register notice Oct. 5, the SBA said rule changes would include allowing an agency spending its money through a …

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WH Orders Agencies to Review Existing Contracts Before Asking for New Ones

The White House has ordered procurement executives at federal agencies to prepare analyses to ensure they are not duplicating an existing contract before releasing a solicitation. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released guidance Thursday, saying agencies must begin developing business cases for establishing or renewing government-wide contracts, multiagency contracts …

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The Obama Administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste

Photo: blackgarbagebags.com The White House is hard at work getting rid of waste: President Barack Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste requires federal agencies to slash spending by 15 percent by the end of fiscal year 2012, in hopes to save about $6 billion. According to The Washington Post, management support …

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