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GSA Awards REI Systems PSS Contract Vehicle; Indunil Ranaviraja, Shyam Salona Quoted

Shyam Salona

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded REI Systems the Professional Services Schedule (PSS), a government-wide schedule that will provide agencies with contract vehicle to procure fixed-price or labor-hour professional services, REI Systems reported on Wednesday. PSS will expedite delivery of consulting and program management support services to federal agencies. 

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House OKs $1.3T Appropriations Minibus for FY 2021

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The House on Friday voted 217-197 to pass a package of six appropriations bills that would allocate $1.3 trillion in fiscal year 2021 funds for several federal agencies, including the departments of Defense (DoD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy (DoE), Commerce (DOC) and Justice (DOJ).

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Frequently Asked Questions in New OMB Guidance Address Acquisition Efficiencies

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued additional guidelines to help ensure the resiliency of the federal acquisition workforce and contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The questions address acquisition efficiencies, ways to track procurement activities and paid leave for contractor employees under Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, among others.

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Hanwha Energy Corporation Selects Jacobs to Advance Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant; Patrick Hill Quoted

Patrick Hill

Jacobs has been selected by Hanwha Energy Corporation to deliver owner's engineer services to support the design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a new 100 megawatt alternating current (MWac) solar photovoltaic power plant in Malaysia, Jacobs announced on Thursday.

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GSA Awards Three Contracts for E-Marketplace Platform Providers to Modernize Procurement; Emily Murphy, Julie Dunne Quoted

Emily Murphy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded contracts to Amazon Business, Fisher Scientific and Overstock.com to expand implementation efforts for the Commercial Platforms program and Section 846 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The platforms will be available to federal agencies to modernize the procurement and gain insights into open-market online spending. 

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GAO Reports Increase of Procurement Budget from 2018-2019; Potomac Officers Club Hosts Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report, noting that agencies spent more on procurement in fiscal 2019 than in any of the previous 10 years, the office reported in May 2020. The report stated that agency spending on multiple award contracts for IT and services increased from over the last year. 

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Julie Dunne, Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, to Give Keynote Address at Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne, commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on Tuesday, June 9th.

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Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer, to Give Keynote Address at Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on June 9th

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer of the Department of Homeland Security, will serve as the opening keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Procurement Virtual Forum on Tuesday, June 9th. Register here for POC’s  2020 Procurement Virtual Forum.

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New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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