Register for our next webinar! Acquisition Updates - A Look at February 2018

Join us on Thursday, March 8th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm ET, as we review key acquisition developments from February 2018. VAO's monthly Update webinar consolidates and summarizes the key takeaways from the most important acquisition-related policies, guidance, regulatory changes, etc. 

 

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Revising Requirements? Offerors Get a Do-Over Too

In a recent protest decision, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sided with a firm that claimed the soliciting agency unfairly restricted the permissible scope of proposal revisions for an amendment to the original solicitation. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sought quotations from General Services …… » Read more

POLLING RESULTS

How have your peers voted in our most recent VAO daily news polls?  Explore the results.

What Can the Acquisition Community Expect from Congress in 2018?

Legislation containing dozens of federal procurement policy changes, a bill aimed at protecting the acquisition workforce from whistleblower retaliation, and measures seeking to modernize feds’ 401(k)-style retirement accounts and travel reimbursements were among the 97 laws enacted during 2017. So what can contracting professionals and …… » Read more

New Email Domain & IP Address

Please add VAO@gotovao.com to your "safe sender" list and ensure that IP Address 209.194.229.44 is whitelisted at your agency by providing it to your IT Department.

Bad Trucks Drive Contractor to Jail

An armored vehicle company owner received a sentence of almost six years (70 months) in prison for plotting a scheme to provide the government with insufficient armored gun trucks, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. William Whyte, owner and chief executive officer of Armet Armored Vehicles, provided armored gun trucks that …… » Read more

Maintenance Announcement: VAO will be performing maintenance on February 23rd from 9pm to 12am (EST). The web site will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Army's Prototype Tech Success Tastes Oh So Good

Prototype tech often requires extra support to coax it out of the lab and into the real world. The Army recently found itself shepherding one latest creation out of the … pizza oven. As it was getting to roll out its new Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) last year, Army’s Combat Feeding Directorate (CFD) announced that the pizza …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-97

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-97, effective 1/24/2018.

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