"The Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
March 6, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
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Yesterday, the House Small Business Committee approved several bills aimed at helping small firms win more federal contracts, including the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act (H.R. 4093), which would raise the current 23 percent government-wide annual small business contracting goal to 25 percent and direct agencies to require prime …… » Read more
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to strengthen oversight of purchase cards, but additional steps would help ensure cardholders and approving officials comply with internal control procedures, according to the agency Office of Inspector General (OIG). Since August 2013, EPA has conducted reviews of monthly bank …… » Read more
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making progress on elements of its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), but the agency still faces challenges in setting realistic expectations and identifying critical program priorities, the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found. For example, …… » Read more
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied a protest challenging the agency’s consideration of a late quotation. The agency received two responses to a request for quotations (RFQ) and, after discussions, issued a request for final quotations with a deadline for receipt. Both offerors submitted final quotations prior to the …… » Read more