“Inside the DoD’s Reporter’s Notebook” is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.
Bill Woods, director with the Acquisition and Sourcing Management team at the US Government Accountability Office, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss GAO’s mission, structure and operations. January 26, 2016
Jason Workmaster, of counsel with Covington & Burling LLP, provides an update on significant bid protests, contract disputes and regulatory changes affecting government contractors. June 14, 2016
The General Services Administration is proposing to change the multiple award schedules program to allow agencies to have task orders that allow for other direct costs (ODCs).
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
A regulatory change by GSA now lets agencies use the Federal Supply Schedule to pay for order level materials that aren’t, themselves, part of the Schedules program.