Improvements to Subcontracting
On July 14, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published a final rule in Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89, effective November 16, 2016, intended to improve subcontracting with small business concerns. The new rule implements sections 1321 and 1322 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Under section 1321, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) was to be amended “to establish a policy on, subcontracting compliance relating to small business concerns.” Thus, the new rule makes many FAR provisions relating to subcontracting with small business concerns. We will not discuss all the changes here, but will highlight those that have a. Read More.
Topics: contracting officers, Cost Accounting Standards "CAS", Federal Acquisition Regulation "FAR", Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity “IDIQ”, Subcontracting
It’s About Time: GSA Finally Releases Alliant 2 Request for Proposals
On June 24, 2016, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) released its Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for the long-awaited Alliant 2 Small Business (“A2SB”) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (“GWAC”). The government estimates that a maximum of 80 awards will be made for A2SB, which has a $15 billion ceiling over 10 years. A2SB will be an contract that provides IT solutions through a broad range of services. For contractors deciding or preparing to bid on A2SB, it is imperative to gain sufficient information about the RFP and its scoring methodology. GSA officials are adamant that respondents read the entire 174 page RFP,. Read More.
Topics: Alliant 2, Alliant 2 Small Business "A2SB", Cognizant Federal Agency "CFA", Defense Contract Audit Agency "DCAA", Defense Contract Management Agency "DCMA", Forward Pricing Rate Agreements, forward pricing rate recommendations "FPRR", General Services Administration "GSA", Governmentwide Acquisition Contract "GWAC", indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity “IDIQ”, Request for Proposal "RFP"