Hundreds of protestors gathered in the Hart Senate Building to demand an end to the partial government shutdown. Some were federal workers, while others stood in solidarity as advocates.
Posts Tagged: protest
A recent protest decision published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a must-read for any federal contracting officer purchasing professional services off the GSA Schedules.
The right for citizens to express political views and to protest (within limits) against specific acts, or inaction, by politicians is one of the fundamental and defining principles of democratic government and has been in place for, well, as long as there’s been democracies. In fact this principle is one which democracies frequently use toRead… Read more »
Bidding on a government contract is usually a long undertaking for most vendors – one that costs several hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in time in resources spent researching, evaluating prospects, writing, and finally submitting a proposal. It’s no wonder, therefore, why receiving news of rejection can be heavily disappointing and can often leadRead… Read more »
My last blog post was to get some advice for and from new 1102s, and the response have been great! I ran a parallel discussion on LinkedIn, and the responses there have also ben very productive (need to be a member of the group to access the link) Two that I especially like, as theyRead… Read more »
There seems to be a development that is coming more and more to the forefront: the case of the out-of-control Contracting Officer (KO). There are usually two paths to interactions with a KO, one being the KO who is overwhelmed with the workload, doing the best they can to handle it, and simply have veryRead… Read more »
A recent protest decision by Planned Systems International Inc., of Columbia, Maryland, illustrates the reality of the federal budget: price is the most important factor is source selection decisions. Lee Dougherty, and attorney at General Councel, nailed it: …In a footnote the GAO also mentioned that PSI showed a lack of understanding between price reasonablenessRead… Read more »
This photo appeared in America at Work in The Atlantic. It’s a fascinating gallery of the diverse range of professions in this country. I love how The Atlantic does photojournalism so was delighted that they chose my picture for inclusion. The photo is from an OccupyDC protest. Living in Washington, I see a lot ofRead… Read more »
There is no question that protests are dramatically on the rise. Outside of the data, one only need look at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions to see it. I subscribe to this daily alert of decisions from GAO, always on the look out for protests that get sustained. Although the levels are actually fallingRead… Read more »
I was interested in hearing from both the vendor and 1102 community on the “triggers” of a protest, and if any best practices could be conducted to avoid a protest or avoid a protest from being upheld. The post on GovLoop and LinkedIn elicited some great feedback, although it was interesting to see the sourceRead… Read more »