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DID YOU FIND CONTRACTING COAL IN YOUR STOCKING?

If Santa delivered you an unexpected piece of contracting coal this holiday season, Allen Federal can help. We’re experts at assessing your contract compliance programs, identifying problems and recommending solutions. Don’t wait until the IGrinch comes to call. Get your review done now! Contact Allen Federal at info@allenfederal.com to see why our ounce of prevention costs a lot less than the pound of cure!

BLOOMBERG REPORT INDICATES CONTINUED MAC POPULARITY

Over 21% of all federal spending now flows through Multiple Award Contracts (MAC’s), and dominates the IT sector, according to a new report issued by Bloomberg Government.  MAC’s continue to grow in popularity as the government looks for ways to reduce acquisition lead times and because of new legislation requiring task orders of $100 million or Read more

GSA ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO INFORM BUYERS ON COUNTERFEIT GOODS, BUT AGENCY NEEDS HELP FROM OTHERS

The General Services Administration released a Request for Information (RFI) last week seeking input from contractors on a solution that will provide federal buyers with tools they need to identify proposals that may contain counterfeit products, financial red flags or other factors that throw into question bids that may be unrealistically low.  The intent of developing such a Read more

4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT CONGRESS DID LAST WEEK

Ok, so everyone knows that Congress finally passed spending bills for most of the government before it left town last week. What does that mean to you? 1. Don’t Expect Your Customers To Have Their Budgets Yet: It takes time after Congress passes a spending bill for OMB to work with each agency and for money to be properly programmed. Figure on mid-to late January before each organization has its final numbers. 2. $1.1 Trillion Isn’t As Big As It Sounds: Read more