Many states have conducted disparity studies to discover if inequities exist in public procurement that adversely affect women’s business or minority business enterprises. Unsurprisingly, they do.
Posts Tagged: Contractors
There are plenty of persistent rumors and myths about the new vaccine mandate. We’re breaking down answers to some key questions from federal workers.
Meeting compliance requirements can challenge small businesses without on-staff expertise. Here are three things you can do to help.
Trusted Workforce 2.0 is a new initiative to fix the U.S. federal government’s woefully backlogged security clearance process. Here’s what you need to know about it.
A little bit of technical debt can sometimes be strategic, but keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand. And as always, plan ahead.
Last Sunday was graduation day at Duke. In our Master of Public Policy program, over half of the graduating students are employed, and over half of those employed are going to work for government consulting firms. Their salaries are about 20% higher than those who are working in government jobs, and they have been impressedRead… Read more »
Some analysts believe the federal shutdown’s effects on contractors will linger even after the government reopens and resolves the dispute over the debt ceiling, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Kathleen Miller and Danielle Ivory write several federal contractors have experienced late payments, stop-work orders and solicitation cancellations amid the shutdown. “Even if the government suddenly opens forRead… Read more »
There are a lot of federal government contractors/consultants in Washington, DC and throughout the country. And there are a lot of people who don’t like them. I’m one too, but don’t hold it against me. These are the top five complaints I hear a lot and a little background on each: 1. All they careRead… Read more »
The White House is calling on Congress to eliminate the current formula used for reimbursing contractor salaries and tie the reimbursement cap to the president’s $400,000-per-year salary. All defense and civilian cost-reimbursement contracts would be covered under that cap but agencies could gain exemptions for specialized skilled positions such as scientists or engineers, Federal ProcurementRead… Read more »
In an effort to improve small business contracting opportunities the Office of Budget and Management has issued a recommendation to all federal agencies to analyze their no-bid contracting process. No-bid contracting opportunities dropped 4% this past year while large prime vendor profits continued to rise. U.S. Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the chairman of the HouseRead… Read more »