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Different Interpretations Don’t Change a Contract

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) has ruled on an appeal regarding additional compensation for an Air Force housing maintenance services contract. The firm-fixed-price contract included a Variable Monthly Workload Calculation clause that allowed for price adjustments “[i]f the quantities of housing facilities or units …… » Read more

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Procurement Scam Swaps Knockoffs for Name Brand

A contractor has pleaded guilty to using two office supply businesses he operated to defraud the government of as much as $3.5 million over six years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Jim Meron admitted to replacing expensive, name-brand products federal customers ordered from his companies with cheaper, knock-off …… » Read more

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Will New Amazon HQ Rob Gov’t of Tech Talent?

With Amazon planning to set up shop in the District of Columbia (DC) metro area, it is likely to poach top technologists from the government, Government Executive reports. The company will reportedly split its new second headquarters (HQ2) between New York City and the Crystal City neighborhood in Arlington, VA, the latter of …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

That's a Wrap

October 2018. What you need to know. VAO's That's a Wrap publication gives you the top news from the past month, with a deeper dive on several key acquisition activities from one of our subject matter experts. In addition, From the Hill's Scott Cox offers his look at October's legislative happenings, with an eye …… » Read more

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