What is a reverse auction? What authority allows its use?


Our latest At a Glance publication answers those and many other questions as it provides a high-level overview of the benefits realized by effectively using reverse auctions.


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GSA Continues its Winning Streak Against Alliant 2 Protests

The General Services Administration (GSA) is winning battles waged against its $15 billion Alliant 2 Small Business (SB) contract for IT products and services, although it hasn’t yet won the war. This month, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) dismissed the lawsuits of five unsuccessful Alliant 2 SB bidders in separate rulings, …… » Read more


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DOL Exempts Requirements for Hurricane Relief Contracts

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a temporary exemption from certain federal contracting requirements. Under the exemption, new federal contracts for Hurricane Florence relief efforts do not have to include the equal opportunity clause, so contractors do not have to develop written …… » Read more

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Government: Tear Down Those Silos!

Agencies achieve better results, usually at lower cost, when their financial management, performance, and evidence teams work together to take on challenges and opportunities. Unfortunately, these areas often exist in silos. Silos occur when several groups within an agency refrain from sharing information with others in the agency. But …… » 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!

DIU: From a New Name to a New Director

First, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) got a name change. Now, the Pentagon’s innovation arm has a new managing director with close ties to Silicon Valley. Michael Brown spent roughly two decades running Silicon Valley companies, most recently rising to chief executive officer (CEO) of software company Symantec. And, over the …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-99

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-99, effective June 15, 2018.

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