GSA Extends Deadline of Bids for OASIS+ Unrestricted Contract, GovConWire
The General Services Administration moved the deadline to September 22, 2023, for submission of proposals for the unrestricted version of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Plus contract in response to feedback from industry partners. Read more here.
DOE Announces Start of $10 Billion IT Professional Services Buy, Bloomberg Government
The Department of Energy kicked off the re-compete process for Chief Information Officer Business Operation Support Services (CBOSS) II, a follow-on to its $10 Billion IT professional services blanket purchase agreement with a new call for vendors interested in the contract’s next iteration. Read more here (subscription required).
GSA Acquisition Policy (GAP) Federal Advisory Committee (FAC); Notification of Upcoming Web-Based Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Rule on Sustainable Procurement
GSA is providing notice of a meeting of the GSA Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose of this meeting is to propose, discuss, and vote on committee comments on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council’s Proposed Rule on Sustainable Procurement (available here). Meeting registration is available here. Registration is due September 20, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET. The meeting will be held September 21, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. The notice is available here.
Upcoming Government Contracts Presentations
WEBINAR: How to Use and Protect your Intellectual Property When Performing Federal Contracts, September 27, 2023, Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV. Read more here.
CONFERENCE: Small Business Compliance with the FAR, Govcon Giants Contracting Connections Summit 2023, October 12, 2023, Meghan F. Leemon. Read more here.
WEBINAR: Keys to Preparing a Winning Bid for DHS’s $5.6 Billion PACTS III IDIQ, October 26, 2023, Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV. Read more here.
WEBINAR: Joint Venture and Mentor-Protege Bidding Strategies (2023), November 9, 2023, Peter B. Ford and Meghan F. Leemon. Read more here.
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
Department of Defense (DOD) Service Contracts: Actions Needed to Identify Efficiencies and Forecast Budget Needs
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) submitted a report on September 7, 2023, concerning DOD policy requiring military departments to collect and review data about their service contracts with a value of $10 Million or more. Having such data available could help DOD contract more efficiently and save money. While the Navy collects and reviews this data, the Air Force and the Army are not consistently doing so. GAO’s recommendations are to help DOD get and use this data. DOD contract management—including service contracts—is on GAO’s High Risk List. This report assesses DOD’s (1) trends in service contract obligations for fiscal years 2017–2022, (2) processes for validating service requirements, and (3) progress forecasting budget needs for service contracts over a 5-year period. GAO is making five recommendations, including that the Air Force and Army update guidance to aggregate and review data on service requirements, and DOD specifies how to forecast budget needs for service contracts. Read more here. Highlights are available here. The full GAO report is available here.
New OFCCP Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing Increases Burden on Federal Contractors
On August 25, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced an updated Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing that places a more onerous information disclosure burden on federal contractors in responding to a Supply and Service compliance audit. In particular, the updated Scheduling Letter, OMB No. 1250-0003, now requires federal contractors to produce more documentation for a variety of Items and increases both the scope and breadth of requested compensation data. Read more here.
Upcoming Labor & Employment Presentations
PILIEROMAZZA WEBINAR: Overhaul of Davis-Bacon Act Increases Wage Requirements and Enforcement for Federal Construction Contractors, September 14, 2023, Sarah L. Nash. Read more here.