We often recommend that contractors take action to oppose new rules and regulations they believe will increase their costs and deliver little, if any, of their intended benefit once in effect. What actions, though, can contractors take? While there are multiple options open to companies to act on their own or as part of an industry front, here are a few actions that we’ve seen work over time. Read more
The General Services Administration (GSA) continues to work on the implementation and refreshment of key acquisition programs, despite both external and internal headwinds. FY’23 is shaping up to be a critical year for the agency, its contractor partners, and customers. How the many issues on its plate are resolved may determine whether the agency maintains its leading acquisition status or cedes its market share to other agencies or open market acquisitions. First up for the agency is getting the Alliant3 procurement out the door. The Read more
The federal trade press lit up this week with headlines about the potential revival of the “Holman Rule” that would allow Congress to cut funding for specific projects or people. Although any cuts would have to pass both the House and the Senate, a chamber still controlled by Democrats, the revival of the rule could pose a distraction that impacts the pace of federal business. A NextGov article explains that House members could use the authority to Read more
It may seem silly to some government contractors, especially larger ones with well-established government business, but don’t assume that your potential customers know what you can do for them if you haven’t told them lately. Government employees are pulled in many directions every day and “out of sight” can very much mean “out of mind”. Recent anecdotal evidence shows that federal employees can’t even recall hearing the names of some Fortune Read more
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