What Does the Government Buy? It May Surprise You!

When you think about federal purchasing, it’s easy to imagine large, complex military-type products and services.  But federal agencies also purchase large quantities of the more mundane stuff of life … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware! Life Doesn’t Come With Guarantees…And Neither Does GSA!

Last December, the Florida attorney general filed a complaint against a GSA consulting firm for violations of the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.  The complaint alleges that the company … [Read more...]

FEMA’s Information Technology Plan for the Next Five Years

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has posted its IT acquisition plans for the next five years, FY15-FY20, including their priorities, and the types of RFPs it will issue. FEMA’s goal … [Read more...]

The Post Office Wants New Trucks!

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Request for Information for a "Next Generation Delivery Vehicle" to replace their existing fleet by 2018.  The agency plans to make a single award for up to … [Read more...]

GSA’s Reverse Auction Tool

GSA’s reverse auction platform has grown quickly since its launch in July 2013. From July 2013 to Jan 2015, total awarded auctions equaled $24 million - and 85% of that went to small businesses. … [Read more...]

What is Ability One?

Ability One (aka the Jarvit’s Wagner O’Day Act or JWOD) requires federal agencies to purchase certain products and services from the National Institutes for the Blind (NIB) and the National Institute … [Read more...]