Rapid Fire, Feb. 11, 2013: Contracting Consolidation Options
- The US GAO found that a new requirement to justify $20M+ sole-source contracts awarded under the 8(a) small business program had been poorly implemented by the services during FY2012. In any case the number and value of such contracts dramatically fell since about the time that requirement was added to federal acquisition regulation. A case of correlation meaning causation?
- Daniel Goure at the Lexington Institute thinks [PDF] the Pentagon should consolidate its contracting following examples set by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) with Tailored Logistics Support Program or Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with SeaPort-Enhanced.
- DARPA will host a Proposer’s Day for the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) program on February 26 in Arlington, VA. Their goal is to improve performance when spectrum is shared between military radars and civilian or military communications systems. Feb. 21 update: presolicitation.