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GSA Releases Final Rule on Transactional Data Reporting

The U.S. General Services Administration has released its final rule on transactional data reporting. The final rule requires that GSA Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contractor holders, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) holders, and Governmentwide indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract holders submit eleven transactional data points to GSA on a monthly basis. The rule does not apply to VA FSS contracts. Continue reading GSA Releases Final Rule on Transactional Data Reporting

Government Contract Accounting and Compliance Developments Conference

On Thursday, June 12, Director Mary Karen Wills and Principal Brad Smith will speak on “Pre and Post Merger and Acquisition Activities for Government Contractors” at the Greater Washington Society of CPAs’ 10th Annual Government Contract Accounting and Compliance Developments Conference.

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Leading Practices in Cost Estimating and Accounting

Brad Smith presented a course for U.S. government contract acquisition. It will address the impact of new and pending trends, events, and activities affecting compliance with contract costing and estimating related rules, regulations, and expectations. Continue reading Leading Practices in Cost Estimating and Accounting

GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013 (GAO-14-276SP)

By: Bryant Le

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) annually reports to Congress a summary of its bid protest activity. Per the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), the GAO must report each instance where a Government agency did not fully implement a recommendation made by the GAO in connection with a bid protest decision.

In its report for FY 2013 (GAO-14-276SP), the GAO discloses data regarding bid protest filings and, for the first time, the most prevalent grounds for the GAO to sustain protests. Below is a chart of bid protest statistics for the previous two fiscal years and a summary of the FY 2013 report.

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Government Contracting – Big 5 2013 International Building and Construction Show

On November 26, 2013, Ryan Byrd spoke on terminations and claims at “Government Contracting: Maximizing Big Ticket Claim Recoveries and Managing Terminations, Audits and Investigations.” Continue reading Government Contracting – Big 5 2013 International Building and Construction Show