The PRICE Act — A New Mandate to Innovate Acquisition Processes

A recently enacted law, the PRICE Act, is making it easier for federal, state and local government acquisition teams to find innovative ways to address their procurement needs. Central to the effort is the Department of Homeland Security’s Procurement Information Lab.

FPLOE Contract Type – Innovatively Used or Abused?

One type of government contract — the firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort (FPLOE) contract — specifically relates to research and development. But some agencies are using FPLOE contracts for unauthorized purposes, and that’s not innovative, says one GovLoop featured contributor: It’s abuse.