Federal acquisition regulation

SBA publishes new rule designed to help small federal contractors demonstrate prior experience

by • 2 weeks ago

From Aug. 22, small businesses will be able to use prior experience from joint ventures and prime contracts with subcontracting plans.

FAR updates that would mandate cyber incident reporting for contractors a year or more away

by • 2 months ago

OMB has submitted two proposals for updating contract language to the FAR Council.

HHS cites coronavirus ‘urgency’ in speedy Palantir contract awards

by • 2 years ago

The department cited the "unusual and compelling urgency" of the pandemic in awarding two HHS Protect system contracts without competition.

GSA’s coronavirus bot shows how RPA can supplement pandemic response

by • 2 years ago

The agency needed to process a lot of data about infection counts in areas where it runs federal buildings. Robotic process automation (RPA) cut down a lot of repetitive, manual work that humans were doing.

Faster patents require faster IT and contracting, and USPTO’s CIO has goals in place

by • 2 years ago

“We were stifling innovation at the agency for innovation," said the agency's Procurement Systems Division chief.

GSA pushes forward with ban on Huawei, ZTE in 2020

by • 3 years ago

The Federal Acquisition Service’s first refresh of its consolidated schedule will include the ban on contracting with vendors tied to Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE.

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