Govlish as a Second Language (used around the Beltway and in DC)

  |  July 28, 2015

Do you speak Govlish?

In a recent Government Executive, writer Susan Fourney reports on a new website under development — www.govlish.com. I previewed the site and received my Diploma in Proficiency in GOVLISH awarded by T.J. AlpaSoup , Lord of the Govlanders. You can get your own Diploma by taking their three question test at the site. As Susan... Read More

Alliant 2 Update

  |  June 25, 2015

alliant2 update

GSA Interact predicts that the final RFP date for the mammoth Alliant program will not be released until this fall. Draft RFPs (DRFPs) for both the Alliant 2 Unrestricted and Small Business procurements are available on FedBizOpps.gov. Bloomberg Government quotes director Fornecker in tweeting that, “final RFPs are expected to be released this fiscal year.” Many commentators feel the final RFP will not come out until after the first of the year.  
Net net of all this is that bidders still have time to correct deficiencies, fill gaps, complete team building, and generally do those things required to be positioned to win.  

Multiple- Award Contracts (MAC), the Old New Game in Town

  |  June 24, 2015

multiple awards

Recently Bloomberg Government (BGOV) hosted a meeting with contractors and the government focused on the importance of MACs to the Federal Government spending process. For fiscal 2014 BGOV reported one in four contract dollars flowed through a MAC with a total of $115 billion. BGOV also reported that MAC sales favored services over product purchases.
 
Starting in the early 1990s the government began to promote the use of MACS as a way to simplify their buying processes.  Use for DoD acquisitions has grown steadily since them.   More recently, Civilian agencies have also expanded use of MACs for their acquisitions based on their unique missions. This trend continues on the up swing as both the Air Force and Army have signed MOUs with GSA OASIS, a major new GWAC/ MAC. Read More