Professional Services Council

  • Vendors must report ‘credible’ violations of contract law

    OFPP to issue memo to make sure agencies understand new ethics rules

  • Mid-sized firms feeling squeezed in federal market

    Most evidence anecdotal as there is no way to define these firms

  • PSC: Open dialogue needed for contracting reform

    Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, tells FederalNewsRadio that he likes the ideas laid out in the presidential memo, but took issue with some statements made by President Obama when announcing the initiative.

  • Other Contracting Changes

    The Defense Department is considering changes to the workers compensation guidelines that cover defense contractors. Alan Chvotkin, Senior Vice President of the Professional Services Council, joins us to explain what Defense Base Act Insurance (doc)…

  • More Cuts Coming

    Budget cuts, attrition, and hiring freezes top the list of ways private companies are handling the current economic situation. That’s according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Alan Chvotkin is…

  • House joins Smart Contracting Caucus

    Members of the House of Representatives that are interested in contracting issues join the Smart Contracting Caucus. The group is starting a series of discussions about issues that are creating some challenges for acquisition managers.…

  • Analysis: accountability of foreign contractors challenged

    Congress is looking for ways to make sure foreign contractors follow U.S. laws and regulations. Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel at the Professional Services Council has details.

  • Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

    DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the ”glory” of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA’s fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

  • Contract Overload, part 3: OFPP ready to set tone for the future of MACs.

    Congressional staff members call the current MAC environment ”chaos.” The administration will decide in a matter of weeks whether NIH should continue to run its CIO-SP3 governmentwide contract. OFPP administrator Gordon says several broad policy decisions must be made to address the challenges around multiple award contracts.

  • ‘Inherently Governmental’ still too fuzzy say contractors

    The Professional Services Council is concerned that agencies could misinterpreted the policy letter as a mandate to insource. PSC’s Alan Chvotkin explains why.