Government Accountability Office Published Annual Report on Bid Protest Statistics

On November 27, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its annual report on bid protest statistics. The report, which is mandated by the Competition in Contracting Act, lists the GAO’s key statistics for Fiscal Year 2018 bid protest activity. Continue reading Government Accountability Office Published Annual Report on Bid Protest Statistics

GSA Announces Transformation of Multiple Awards Schedules

The US General Services Administration (GSA) announced on November 27, 2018, that it is consolidating the twenty-four separate Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into one single schedule for products and services. As a way to modernize federal acquisition, the GSA stated that consolidating into a single schedule will make it easier and more efficient to do business with federal, state, and local governments. Continue reading GSA Announces Transformation of Multiple Awards Schedules

New Frontiers in Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation

What You Need to Know about New DoD Requirements

A Department of Defense policy directive issued in 2017 established policy and assigned responsibilities for conducting assessment, monitoring, and evaluation (AM&E) in the area of security cooperation. The policy directive calls for collaborative evaluations across DoD components and with other US government agencies and international partners to facilitate mutual learning and reduce cost.  Continue reading New Frontiers in Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation

GSA Inspector General Investigating Fraudulent Activity on Contractor and Grantee Registration Website

The General Services Administration’s inspector general is investigating fraudulent activity on its contractor and grantee registration website after someone allegedly redirected federal payments to bank accounts not tied to the appropriate contractors. Continue reading GSA Inspector General Investigating Fraudulent Activity on Contractor and Grantee Registration Website

DHS OIG Highlights: DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Suspension and Debarment Program

The January 25 report from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General contains four recommendations aimed to improve oversight and accountability for the Suspension and Debarment Program.  Continue reading DHS OIG Highlights: DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Suspension and Debarment Program

RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements

RAND Corporation has released a new study, Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, Trends, and Drivers. Continue reading RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements