NEW research on trends in contract wins

Posted by Morgan Taylor on Dec 7, 2017 11:24:04 AM

Government contracting is fiercely competitive today. Often, what drives your chance of capturing a win includes having a competitively-priced, unique or timely offering, or being small-business certified. One important factor in any win is whether your company is the contract incumbent, having already done business with the agency. Traditionally, being the incumbent gives you a competitive edge though the market is changing.

New research on winners and losers

Grant Thornton’s (GT) 2016 Government Contractor Survey collected and analyzed data from companies who primarily do business with the federal government during Fiscal Year 2016.  For six years, this survey has shed light on how companies compete for contracts.

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Topics: GSA Contracting Officer, Contracts, Pricing

Is Increasing Independence of Contracting Officers the Right Solution?

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Aug 28, 2015 10:45:00 AM

In June 2013, media stories emerged about how senior officials at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) pressured subordinate contracting officers to award and extend large federal contracts despite unfavorable terms and inflated pricing. A report by the Office of Inspector General showed that large technology contractors such as Deloitte LLP, Carahsoft Technology Corp. and Oracle Corp., representing more than $900 million in U.S. government spending in fiscal year 2011, had indeed received favorable treatment by GSA managers. 

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Topics: Government Contracting, GSA Schedule, GSA Contracting Officer

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