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Aurora, Ill., in Talks with Startup to Handle IT Procurement  Government Technology

Technology procurement is no one's favorite aspect of government IT, but the city of Aurora, Ill., wants to make the process a little more painless by outsourcing it ...

International Trade: Foreign Sourcing in Government Procurement  Government Accountability Office

Governments around the world spend trillions of dollars to purchase goods and services—and some of those purchases are made from foreign firms.The U.S. ...

Small Business Government Contracts in 2018 Break New Record  Small Business Trends

The federal government tries to award contracts to entrepreneurs and that lead to a record breaking number of small business government contracts in 2018.

How an in-house e-commerce platform has revolutionised government procurement  Economic Times

Few notions among those who do business in India are perhaps as pervasive and deeply held as the one about doing business with the government. It's a bit ...

Government Contracts Regulatory and Legislative Update: June 2019  The National Law Review

Government Contracts Regulatory and Legislative For June 2019: Fixed-Price Contracts, DoD Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Demonstration Project for ...

Federal Circuit Affirms Tecom Test Governing The Allowability Of Government Contractor Litigation Costs - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

The Federal Circuit's landmark Tecom decision flipped decades of caselaw on its head and established the general rule governing the ability of contractors to ...

Government Contracting And Investment Disputes; Lesson For States And Investors - Africa  Africanews English

The annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference (https://www.EAArbitration.com/) returns to Nairobi this summer on the 29th & 30th August 2019 at ...

New Accelerator, CivStart, to Focus on Gov Tech Partnerships  Government Technology

A new startup accelerator has chosen 10 companies for a two-year mentorship program to bring civic technology solutions to market, with a specific focus on ...

Proceed with Caution on JEDI Procurement  The WasteWatcher

The decision announced today in favor of the Department of Defense (DOD) in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims case challenging the $10 billion Joint Enterprise ...

Chana to get support from declining arrivals and government procurement  Moneycontrol

Going forward, chana prices may trade positively as government expected to increase procurement volumes.

USDS, GSA's 18F Work to Streamline Procurement to Connect Tech Companies to Government  GovernmentCIO Media

U.S. Digital *Service* Director of Procurement Traci Walker, 18F Director of Acquisition Ashley Owens, and Founder and CEO of Dcode Meagan Metzger spoke at ...

Federal government's $50b outsourcing bill faces new auditor probe  The Australian Financial Review

The government's growing bill for using contractors, consultants and labour-hire firms is set for renewed scrutiny as a new audit report looms.

Government Contracts Cyber Café: Emerging Evolution of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification  JD Supra

The Government Contracts Cyber Café provides coaching, training and analysis to help you work through the technical, legal, accounting and other ...

Premier: Armenian government wants to make public procurement system flexible  Arka News Agency

YEREVAN, July 17. /ARKA/. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss things in the government procurement area, the ...

Former HUD Executive Indicted in Procurement Fraud Scheme  GovExec.com

A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a seven-count indictment against a former assistant inspector general at the Housing and Urban Development ...

The controversy surrounding D.C.’s sports betting contract is achingly unsurprising  The Washington Post

THE LATEST controversy over the District's award of a lucrative sole-source contract is achingly unsurprising. D.C. has established a procurement system that is ...

Cities around the country are helping LGBT businesses get big-money government contracts — and Chicago could b  Chicago Tribune

Political leaders in Chicago and Cook County are in early discussions about changing their procurement policies to allow LGBT businesses in their supplier ...

Small businesses discuss government contracts at seminar  KAUZ

Government contracts were the topic at a seminar at MSU Texas today.

Former HUD employee admits to accepting Super Bowl tickets, other bribes from government contractor  HousingWire

A long-time employee of the Department of Housing and Urban Development will serve two years in prison after admitting to accepting numerous bribes, ...

Increasing the integrity of government procurement | Demonstrating tax records requirements - implications for the Private Sector  Lexology

From 1 July 2019, businesses with a sub-standard tax record will be excluded from certain Commonwealth Government procurement processes.

Procurement Perspectives: Strategy — the science of systematic planning  Daily Commercial News

It can be said that good procurement is at the heart of good government. Proper conduct of public procurement entails proper stewardship by each level of ...

Government: Dealing with resource challenges by infusing flexible procurement capability  Open Access Government

Claire Foxall, Executive Vice President, Public Sector of Proxima reveals that when faced with peaks in demand, government is increasingly dealing with ...

Trump Says He May Intervene in Huge Pentagon Contract Sought by Amazon  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that he was looking “very seriously” at intervening in the hard-fought commercial battle for a $10 billion ...

Fighting Corruption: What Works/What Doesn't  Americas Quarterly

Which tools have proven most effective in preventing corruption? A closer look at best practices.

How to Invest in Defense Stocks  The Motley Fool

An investor's guide to getting the most bang from the defense sector.

Deliveroo Launches Procurement Platform to Supply Restaurants With Discount Ingredients  The Spoon

Deliveroo this week launched Food Procurement, a platform on which the third-party delivery *service's* partner restaurants can purchase ingredients and ...

Win the coin toss, win the contract  Newsday

The toss of a coin has been an age-old way of deciding between two choices — who pays for dinner, which team gets the football first, and, in New York, what ...

Prioritising e-government procurement for vision 2021 and beyond  The Daily Star

Transparency, fair competition and accountability are three defining features of an efficient public procurement system. Until 2011, the Bangladesh procurement ...

Puerto Rico governor won't seek reelection | TheHill  The Hill

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday he will not seek reelection in 2020 and is stepping down as head of the New Progressive Party.

Shipshape: when the state steps in  BBC News

State ownership of shipyards on the Clyde is nothing new. They were all nationalised in the 1970s. Even when in private hands, as in BAE Systems at Scotstoun ...

Scandal in Puerto Rico threatens chance at statehood | TheHill  The Hill

Puerto Rico is in political turmoil. Three weeks ago, Puerto Rico's Treasury secretary was fired by the Gov. Ricardo Rosselló for claiming that the agency was ...

Two Lessons From The Wayfair Walkout  Forbes

The Wayfair walkout shows that workers are willing to organize around issues beyond those that directly affect them, and it highlights the way that public-private ...

Government signs AWS procurement deal  Which-50

The Australian Government has signed an extensive procurement deal with Amazon Web Services. Australian Federal, State, and Territory agencies and.

DFARS and the CMMC: DoD’s Next Step to Protect Defense Data - Government Contracts Newsletter  JD Supra

The DoD's new “Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification” signals the next steps for government contractor's cybersecurity - In 2016 the U.S. Department of ...

This Transcript Shows How Trump's Border Camps Have Thrown A Top Advertising Firm Into Internal Crisis  BuzzFeed News

On July 9, employees at iconic advertising firm Ogilvy met with CEO John Seifert to demand answers about the company's newly-revealed work with US ...

How to start doing business with government contracts  Kitsap Sun

If you are a Kitsap business that provides a product or *service* and you are not doing business with the government, you may be missing out on a lucrative ...

Federal government doubles spend on temporary help services contracts; healthcare services drives increase  Staffing Industry Analysts

The value of federal government contracts with temporary help *service* agencies has more than doubled under the Trump administration, according to a new ...

June 2019 Protest Roundup | Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government Contracts Insights  JD Supra

Our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight will discuss a handful of interesting bid protests from the preceding month, highlighting the most noteworthy aspects of ...

Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained  Vox.com

Two scandals have led to more than a week of protests calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation.

Federal Corruption Charges Target Former Top Puerto Rico Leaders  NPR

U.S. authorities have unsealed a corruption indictment against two former top officials in Puerto Rico for directing some $15.5 million in contracts to favored ...

Merger mania: The military-industrial complex on steroids  Salon

When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the “unwarranted influence” wielded by the “military-industrial ...

FBI Is Probing Corruption in Puerto Rico Government Contracts  Bloomberg

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing potential corruption and favoritism in how Puerto Rico awarded some government contracts and arrests may ...

Billions of dollars in government contracts could soon be coming to Connecticut  FOX61 Hartford

STRATFORD -- Billions of dollars and more jobs could soon be coming to Connecticut. Tuesday Congresswoman Rosa Delauro addressed the National ...

K&R Works with Clients to Secure Government Contracts/GSA Awards  Yahoo Finance

TAMPA, Fla. , July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- K & R Management Resources ( KRM ), a leading Government Solicitation contract provider, is pleased to ...

Kenya's Finance Minister, Top Officials Arrested for Graft: Police  VOA News

Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other treasury officials were arrested Monday on corruption and fraud charges over a multi-million dollar project to ...

Bill filed to dissolve Hampshire Council of Governments, shift $5.9M pension liability to state  GazetteNET

NORTHAMPTON — Legislation filed by area lawmakers this week aims to dissolve the Hampshire Council of Governments and cover its financial obligations, ...

Procurement Perspectives: Municipalities need top procurement talent  Daily Commercial News

Attracting top procurement people to work for a municipality has become difficult over the years. The parsimony of most municipalities in recruiting, payment to ...

Government procurement framework G-Cloud 11 goes live with 4,200 suppliers  Public Sector Executive

G-Cloud 11, a new major government procurement framework is set to go live featuring over 4,200 suppliers. The latest G-Cloud framework has now been ...

White 'Race Shifters' Steal Hundreds of Millions in Government Contracts By Posing as Native Americans  Atlanta Black Star

The phrase "Kill the Indian, and Save the Man" reflected the white mindset of efforts to “civilize” and “Americanize” Native Americans, forcing them to.

Amazon Employees Demand It Stop Working With ICE. The Company Said It’s Up To The Government.  BuzzFeed News

Some Amazon employees vocally oppose selling technology to immigration enforcement agencies and law enforcement, but the company said the government ...

What is Amazon's role in the US immigration crackdown?  Aljazeera.com

Activists blast tech giant's business offering cloud services to ICE, the US government agency conducting raids.

Late-paying suppliers face ban from government contracts  Telegraph.co.uk

Companies that fail to pay suppliers within 60 days could be blocked from bidding for government contracts in a boost for small and medium-sized enterprises ...

Department of Defense Contracts for July 19, 2019  HSToday

PAE Government Systems Inc. was awarded a $22578864 modification for contractor logistic support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Pier, Park Contracts Awarded | Government  Cape May County Herald

Middle Township Committee awarded contracts for the reconstruction of the Avalon Manor Fishing Pier and the building of Rio Grande Park July 15.

White Business Owners Claimed Cherokee Ancestry—and Got $300 Million in Government Money  The Root

If you've spent any time in the South or Midwest, you've probably heard a few people claim to have Native American ancestry (“Do you see these eyebrows?

Why Lebanon’s People Are Turning on Their Politicians  The New Yorker

Jane Ferguson writes about the economic dysfunction in Lebanon, which is reaching crisis stage as the country's political leaders seek to impose austerity ...

Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million  Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles Times investigation finds white-owned companies in 18 states, including California, got over $300 million in contracts set aside for minorities.

There Are Extra Beds At Permanent Government Facilities, So Why Aren't Unaccompanied Kids Getting Sent There?  BuzzFeed News

The Trump administration has extra capacity to house unaccompanied immigrant children in permanent housing across the country, even though it is holding ...

Hacktivists can promote Taiwan's democracy: VP  Taipei Times

Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) yesterday called on the international hacktivist community to help amplify the voice of Taiwanese to promote the nation's ...

Washington DC July 4th 2019 fireworks costs 18.5 percent more this year  BidLink

The July 4th Fireworks show held on the National Mall in Washington DC this year has been extended in duration to a 35 minute show due to a generous ...

We Could Reduce Incarceration And Crime While Saving Money And Lives But We Don't  Forbes

The country could likely reduce the number of prisoners without increasing crime rates. But powerful political and economic interests say otherwise.

BCLDB fails to adequately allow private companies to compete for government contracts: Auditor General  Business in Vancouver

Staff at B.C.'s government-monopoly alcohol distributor and wholesaler recently failed to provide directly awarded contracts in a non-preferential way 73% of the ...

Some North Carolina Companies Are Making Big Bucks Off Contracts With U.S. Customs and Border Protection  INDY Week

Since 2010, nearly two dozen North Carolina corporations have together earned more than $36 million doing business with Customs and Border Protection, ...

Startup Egeria Corp. automates bid and grant search  Sacramento Business Journal

Government agencies are constantly offering lucrative projects and grants, but the notices of those can be difficult to find. Egeria Corp. has created a site that ...

Washington-area appointments and promotions for July 22  The Washington Post

A look at who is moving where in the region's job market.

Amazon is eyeing billions in federal contracts  The Economist

The American bureaucracy may prove a lucrative customer.

Rep. Jason Crow Wants to End Government Contracts With Private-Prison Companies, and Readers Agree  Westword

Citing a lack of oversight and accountability, Congressman Jason Crow has called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to end its contracts with ...

UK Statement to the Committee on Government Procurement  GOV.UK

The UK addressed the Committee, congratulating Australia's accession to the GPA and was pleased that the Committee agreed to extend the period for ...

Climate Change Requires Big Solutions. But Baby Steps Are the Only Way to Go.  Foreign Policy

Recent months have seen something of a turnaround in the conventional wisdom about how to address climate change. In December, on the weekend before ...

Construction procurement process a serious industry concern - Master Builders Assn  RNZ

More must be done to tackle critical skill shortages in project management and leadership, the head of the Registered Master Builders Association says.

Philly Shipyard to appoint CFO with “deep government contracts experience”  Marine Log

With no ships on its current order book Philly Shipyard has declared its intentions to “go gray” and seek U.S. government contracts. It has already succeeded in ...

Auditor-General finds lapses in procurement, contracts and IT controls in public agencies  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Weaknesses in IT controls, as well as irregularities in procurement and contract management were among the key financial lapses in several ...

Several City of Dothan, Houston County contracts attract only one or two bidders  Dothan Eagle

On May 6 at 3 p.m., county officials opened the responses to four separate projects they needed addressed.

White People Claiming Cherokee Nation Membership Awarded $300 Million In Government Contracts  Essence

White U.S. business owners in 18 states have been awarded more than $300 million under federal minority contracting programs since 2000 by making ...

Weu2019ve Come to the End of the Road: FY 2018 Report to Congress Says DCAA Backlog is No More  Government Contracts Legal Forum

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”) recently made public its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Report to Congress (“Report”), which, among other things, provides ...

Supreme Court rules against government transparency in contracts with private businesses  NationofChange

Today, the Supreme Court reversed decades of precedent barring private corporations from interfering with the government's obligations to release information ...

You lost US Customs Border data? You're losing your government contracts...  Graham Cluley Security News

Evidence of conduct indicating a lack of business honesty or integrity” led to suspension of federal contracts for hacked subcontracting firm.

Procurement Perspectives: Tender evaluation not a cut and dried process  Daily Commercial News

When we talk about the case of a true tender, after all the bids have been opened, and the compliance of those bids confirmed, the award will be made to the ...

Philly Shipyard to Appoint New Chief Financial Officer with Deep Government Contracts Experience  GlobeNewswire

Philadelphia, PA (July 1, 2019) – Philly Shipyard ASA (Oslo: PHLY) announced today that Brian Leathers will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer ...

Opinion: Don’t Regulate Facial Recognition. Ban It.  BuzzFeed News

We are on the verge of a nightmare era of mass surveillance by the state and private companies. It's not too late to stop it.

More transparent government procurement system in Belarus as from 1 July  Belarus News (BelTA)

The official said: “The main goal is to make the entire government procurement system more transparent, encourage fair competition, and reduce the number of ...

Procurement Perspectives: Strategic procurement a valuable tool  Daily Commercial News

The value of the purchasing department as a strategic tool must be fully appreciated. It is not merely a support department, assisting in administrative and ...

Government contracts – don't shy away from them  Bdaily

Public sector contracts have recently been shown in a negative light especially following the demise of the construction firm Carillion. Don't be put off by this.

The Rubik's Cube of fighter procurement  Skies Magazine

This article originally appeared in the 2019 edition of RCAF Today magazine. Purchasing a fleet of fighter aircraft is a complex process with many variables and ...

China scrambles to stem manufacturing exodus as 50 companies leave  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO/SHANGHAI -- China is racing to keep foreign enterprises in-country, dangling special benefits so that the advantages of staying outweigh the hea.

Govt awards $550m in ICT contracts  Government News

The federal government has awarded almost $550 million in digital *service* contracts via its online sourcing platform in three years, according to the Digital ...

Monopolies, Trump, the Border, and Fascism  The American Prospect

There has long been a symbiotic relationship between fascism and corporate monopoly. In the 1930s and '40s, industrial monopolists helped fascism thrive in ...

Italian Govt Confirms Nearly $800M in Piaggio Contracts  Aviation International News

Financially beleaguered Piaggio Aerospace is getting a boost from the Italian Defense Ministry, which confirmed commitments amounting to about €700 million ...

US hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants  Daily Journal

DETROIT — There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house ...

The pillaging of Puerto Rico public funds behind the chat  Caribbean Business

Ricardo Rosselló with the lobbyist and friend Elías Photo: Twitter account of Ricardo RossellóSánchez at a meeting of the CEAL, PR chapter on April 18, 2017.

The curious case of AWS and gov't  https://www.innovationaus.com/

The whole of government sourcing arrangement signed between the Digital Transformation Agency and the global cloud giant Amazon Web Services raises ...

Burger King Just Revealed a Truly Stunning Menu Change. (They Don't Think Customers Will Know the Difference)  Inc.

BK is betting they won't be able to tell. But also, just wait until you see the television ad.

$1.5 billion in frigate-repair contracts split among yards in three provinces  National Post

OTTAWA — Warship repair contracts worth $1 billion will be split evenly between two shipyards, with a third deal on the way, the federal government announced ...

U.S. Congress Raises Threat Of Magnitsky Act Sanctions Against Kuwaiti Officials Over Fraud Case  Forbes

At least three members of Congress have called for an investigation into whether sanctions should be imposed on a number of Kuwaiti officials for their ...

T&T To Conduct Audit Into Government Contracts Given To Alleged Gang Leaders  rjrnewsonline.com

Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Rural Development and Local Government says an expansive audit will be conducted into the multi-million dollar contracts ...

Announces Build-Up in Firm DND Contracts Toronto Stock Exchange:UNI  GlobeNewswire

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unisync Corp. (TSX: "UNI") (“Unisync") is pleased to announce that the Department of National Defense ...

Supervisors approve contracts for temporary nursing positions, employee compensation study  The Daily Nonpareil

Pottawattamie County Supervisors voted 4 to 0 Tuesday to approve a two-year staffing agreement with Titan Medical Group LLC of Omaha to help address a ...

Russia, an Early Space Pioneer, Never Regained Its Lead  The Wall Street Journal

Russians still brim with pride over being the first nation to send a human into space. But ever since the U.S. leapfrogged the Soviet Union by landing a man on ...

Four in five major government suppliers 'could face ban' under prompt-payment regulations  Civil Service World

Tussell analysis finds 90% of contracts worth £5m or more went to contractors that didn't pay their suppliers on time.

Derby Government Approves Union Contracts With Pay Increases  Valley Independent Sentinel

DERBY — Four days after emerging from the most problematic budget cycle in a decade, the city's Board of Aldermen approved new, multi-year contracts for ...

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