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GMU GovCon Center: Federal Gov’t Uses Rapid Contracting Approaches for COVID-19 Response

Jerry McGinn GovConExpert

A report by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting says federal agencies have been using rapid contracting procedures to speed up contract awards in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Agencies are using Federal Supply Schedules as one of the contract flexibilities under the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Government-wide contracts accounted for $527M of COVID-19-related contract obligations, while indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts represented $787M.

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PSC Comments on DoD, GSA Efforts to Accelerate Payments to Small Businesses; Alan Chvotkin Quoted

Alan Chvotkin GovConExpert

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has released its comments on the Department of Defense (DoD) and General Service Administration’s (GSA) actions to accelerate payments to government small business primes and small business subcontractors, the organization announced on Thursday. 

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Mike Poth: FirstNet Inches Closer to Public Safety Broadband Network Contract Award

The First Responder Network Authority is in the evaluation phase and is close to awarding a contract to build a national public safety broadband network for first responders. FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said Thursday the agency has completed several tasks in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to facilitate …

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