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CIO-SP4 sets a record for protests!

IT services contract vehicle is in danger of being crushed by protests

Jason Miller, Executive Editor at Federal News Network, reached out to me about what went wrong with the CIO-SP4 procurement. I told him NIH should stop trying to restrict the number of award winners and instead open the vehicle to the maximum number of companies. It is time to stop treating this CIO-SP4 as a procurement and begin treating it as an open application where companies qualify to compete for task orders. Let’s get the maximum number of companies into the game and stop restricting market access to just a few lucky firms. Read Jason’s article to get all the details.CIO-SP4 IT services contract vehicle by Robert (Bob) Lohfeld, CEO & Founder, CF APMP Fellow Bob Lohfeld serves as CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group. He has more than 30 years’ experience winning contracts in the government market and is recognized consistently for leadership in business development, capture management, and Strength-Based Winning™ … Continue reading CIO-SP4 sets a record for protests!

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Category management: change is coming!

General Services Administration (GSA) category management initiatives are posing real risks to the federal contracting community, yet many companies are uneducated and unprepared for imminent change. Bloomberg Government estimates that $1.2 trillion in contracts are at risk of being consolidated into new categories of Multiple Award Contracts (MACs). Led by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), GSA and other agencies will group products and services into 19 new categories, crossing both civilian and defense agencies. From the government perspective, category management will save time and money and help achieve best value. Why should you care and prepare? Because contracts that are set to expire in the next few years will most likely be procured under new categories. That means that your current siloed, duplicative incumbent contracts will disappear, and your company must therefore bid and win new consolidated MACs in order to survive and thrive. What can you do to prepare? Educate … Continue reading Category management: change is coming!

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