GSA ON TRACK TO RELEASE CONSOLIDATED MAS PROGRAM SCHEDULE ON 1ST OF OCT
GSA recently announced it is on track to debut its Consolidated Multiple Acquisition Schedule (MAS) Program Schedule Solicitation on October 1. GSA also gave federal contractors planning to bid on the MAS a head start on the process by releasing a final draft solicitation and an updated industry FAQs sheet. Let’s take a look at how to utilize this opportunity to prepare for the solicitation’s long-awaited debut. Learn more.
FBO.GOV IS TRANSITIONING TO BETA.SAM.GOV
FedBizOpps.gov (FBO.gov) will be decommissioned and its critical functionality will be transitioned into beta.SAM.gov in the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year. This fact sheet contains important information that current FBO.gov users need to know. Read more.
NDIA 2019 CYBERSECURITY SURVEY RESULTS
As the Department of Defense implements new policies and regulations governing industry’s cyber practices in an effort to fortify its cyber vulnerabilities, it is vital to collect and consider the views of the defense industrial base. As the voice of the defense industry, NDIA is uniquely situated to tap into the breadth of our membership for its perspective on the current cybersecurity landscape. The presentation is the result of a cyber survey conducted in conjunction with NDIA’s San Diego Chapter from April – June 2019.
- 26 percent of participants have been a victim of a successful cyber attack
- 75 percent of Prime contractors believe their subcontractors are not in compliance with DFARS 7012
- 21 percent of participants feel that implementing DFARS 7012 will result in no improvement to their overall security
UNIQUE IDENTIFIER NUMBER UPDATE
Starting in December 2020, the D-U-N-S number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. What is changing?
- The unique entity identifier used to do business with the government is changing.
- The process to get a unique entity identifier to do business with the government is changing.
- The definition for what makes an entity unique is not changing.
Change can be confusing. Change can be frustrating. The government wants to make the change easier by sharing information about the coming changes and transition plan.
SBA PROPOSES MODIFICATION TO METHOD FOR CALCULATING SMALL BUSINESS REVENUE
The U.S. Small Business Administration published a proposed rule to modify its method for calculating annual average revenues used to prescribe size standards for small businesses. Specifically, SBA proposes to change its regulations on the calculation of annual average revenues from a three-year averaging period to a five-year averaging period. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register today. Read more.
NORTH DAKOTA PROCUREMENT FAIR
The annual North Dakota Procurement Fair was held on March 27, in Minot. Thanks to the help of many great vendors and attendees, this seventh annual event was once again a success.