Tag Archives: Federal Acquisition Regulation

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

Jerry McGinn - GovCon Expert

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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Alan Chvotkin of Professional Services Council: Can Contracts Be Awarded Without Pricing?

Since the enactment of the Competition in Contracting Act in 1984, price has been an essential element of every contract awarded by the Federal Government under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, along with technical capability and (more recently) past performance. In addition, before making an award, every contracting officer must determine …

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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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DigitalGlobe Secures Potential $55M DIA Contract For Geospatial Services Maintenance & Mgmt

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has landed a potential $55.3 million contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency for management and maintenance support on all-source geospatial predictive analysis services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract covers data collection, analysis and manipulation for geospatial predictive modeling. GeoEye Analytics — the recipient of the contract …

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Special Operations Command Extends 7 Enterprise IT Contracts

The U.S. Special Operations Command has issued two-year extensions for a set of enterprise information technology enterprise contracts intended to support application management. USSOCOM extended seven indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts initially awarded in 2011 with additional two one-year options and raised the overall ceiling, the command said Wednesday. The extensions are to …

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