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Government Shutdown

February 25th, 2011

Today we are one week from a potential government shutdown. It is a time of great uncertainty. Over the last three days there have been a host of press articles raising questions as to how the government will handle a shutdown and what it may mean for government contractors. How should contractors prepare for a […]

A Grand Slam for Schedules

February 18th, 2011

On February 9, 2011, the FAR Council, OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) held a meeting to establish a framework for improving the procurement rule making process. It was referred to as a “slam”—a meeting where the participants commit to sitting down and working through […]


February 11th, 2011

Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication with Industry during the Acquisition Process This week the Comment takes a break from identifying current policies that are problematic to focus on a recent development that should have positive impact on the acquisition process. On February 2, 2011, Dan Gordon, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memorandum to […]

The more things change the more they stay the same. That’s how I would describe the MAS policy addressing materials and/or other direct costs (ODCs) on task orders for services under IT Schedule 70, MOBIS, or the other service schedules. Almost eight years after the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003 authorized time and material […]

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