Welcome to the GovCon “Win” News Round Up brought to you by OCI. Each month, we provide you a summary of the most actionable news to help you maintain a competitive edge and win more business.

Senate Passes $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which would be the nation’s biggest investment in decades in roads, bridges, airports and waterways. For infrastructure-related contractors, this could be a “transformational” opportunity.

NIH Extends Deadline to Bid on CIO-SP4 Vehicle to August 20

NIH has extended the deadline for bidding on the CIO-SP4 contract vehicle for IT services across government to August 20th.  This gives bidders a final chance to improve their submissions to get a piece of this $50B opportunity.

Commerce Department Developing Massive IT Services Contract

The Department of Commerce is building a new IT contract to be used at every level of the agency, and wants to be a “recognized as a leader” in federal technology. The agency wants to do a complete re-fresh every three to five years – reinforcing potential ongoing opportunities for contractors supporting this effort.

Senate Passed Bill to Modernize Federal Contracting, Expand Small Business Opportunities

The Senate recently passed bipartisan legislation designed to modernize the federal acquisition process while expanding governmentwide-contracting opportunities for small businesses – pointing to potential future growth opportunities.

White House Urges Congress to Increase Proposed $50M Funding for TMF

The OMB has called on lawmakers to increase the $50 million Congress has proposed adding to the Technology Modernization Fund as part of the fiscal 2022 appropriations process.

4 Questions Government Officials Should Ask Their Technology Vendors

Bob Ainsbury, Chief Product Officer at Granicus, authored this recent GovExec Op-Ed about what agency procurement leaders should ask industry members when it comes to building security in their organizations.

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