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LPTA Not Necessarily Best Value

Think of your local discount outlet store or major retail chain that offers “lowest price” merchandise. There are certain things that you probably purchase there that make a lot of sense. I can think of a few that get on … Continue reading

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FAR Rule to Restrict Use of Generic DUNS Numbers

The Civilian Agency Acquisition and Defense Acquisition Regulations Councils have issued FAC 2005-62, which contains a final rule (FAR Case 2010-014, effective December 20, 2012) that amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to limit the use of generic substitutes instead of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 and the Fiscal Cliff

I am here to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving (unless of course you read this after the break), but also to give myself a little boost.  It seems like we are getting closer and closer to a “solution” to the … Continue reading

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I Learned a New Word Today

I have talked about timeliness in submission before, but when I came across a case in the Court of Federal Claims about “spoliation” I had no idea I was headed in the same path.  I was baffled by this new … Continue reading

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Starting the Government Contracts Marathon…

In case you are not a member of NCMA or did not see the posts I had made to the Linked In groups before, I wanted to highlight a portion of the e-Newsletter sent out yesterday by NCMA.  The whitepaper … Continue reading

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NCMA GCMC 2012 Morning General Sessions

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I have been a part of government contracting in one way or another for my entire career spanning over 12 years at this point (still “young” by many contractor or agency standards). For the past year and a half I … Continue reading

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How Do Socially Awkward Contractors Succeed?

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I talked a while ago about the WOSB initiative under section 8(m) of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000.  In that post, I mentioned that I would get around to 8(a), and now that the storm has passed, I … Continue reading

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