Contracts

DHS looks to expand its Procurement Innovation Lab

Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Paul Courtney told FCW the agency is seeking a new senior level director to lead a small but mighty team of acquisition experts as they attempt to steer the federal government away from legacy buying processes.

SBA team targets set-aside contracts awarded to ineligible firms

The Office of Government Contracting and Business Development successfully steered over $5 billion in contracting opportunities for small businesses away from firms that were ineligible for set-asides.

Acquisition shops inside government need workers too

Government contractors talk up the talent fight all the time as their watch-item, but what of the teams that award the work?

Spotlight on innovation in the 2023 defense policy bill

The Defense Innovation Unit stands to get $81 million, double its requested budget, for fiscal 2023, under the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

You are never too small to draw DOJ's ire

When small businesses make the mistake of thinking the Justice Department won't pay attention to them, they can pay dearly.

AECOM challenging $215M no-compete contract

The Health and Human Services Department used an exception in procurement rules that allows agencies to award certain contracts without competition.

Leidos wins DIA data architecture contract

The Defense Intelligence Agency is seeking to make data more accessible to users and automate time-consuming processes.

GSA issues final batch of STARS III awards

The potential $50 billion IT services and solutions vehicle feeds into the White House's larger procurement equity push.

Guidehouse scores redo of Secret Service contract

The agency must look into an organizational conflict-of-interest allegation and make a new evaluation.

Round 3: Army energy contract hit by yet another protest

The Army Corps of Engineers reworked the solicitation for services related to stable and dependable energy supplies and made a new award, which led to a new challenge from a disappointed bidder.

BAE wins $699M DOD supercomputing services contract

Work will support the Defense Department's network of centers that house high-performance computing capabilities.

Defense topline funding could see a bump, panel chairman says

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told reporters he was confident that defense budget limits could be increased beyond the White House's request.

General Dynamics' $11B DOD 'Fourth Estate' IT protest denied

Barring more action, this lets Leidos proceed on its work for the 10-year Defense Enclave Services award and consolidate IT systems for 22 DOD agencies.

Small biz leaders urge Congress to address category management woes

As the rate of small businesses providing goods and services to the federal government plummets, experts are demanding lawmakers reassess an increasingly popular procurement method meant to reduce burdens and cost.

The White House just pulled Its nominee to fill the still-vacant job of federal procurement chief

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has not had a confirmed leader since the Trump administration, despite the Biden administration's goals to use procurement to advance equity and curb climate change.