Issues arise concerned with consolidating departments
Among other things, the paper suggests that, in 2010, the international procurement market continued to mature, as cross-border barriers to trade continue to fall.
Justice Department officials have promised that the enforcement of the FCPA is both fair and consistent.Once again, PMO-JV protested the Contracting Officer's decision; once again, GAO sustained the protest. The paper, among other things, focuses on the intense activity that emanated from the Defense Department, primarily through USD(AT&L) Ashton Carters Efficiency and Productivity Initiative; summarizes empirical evidence that the federal procurement spending growth cycle finally has run its course; offers a window into the concentration of spending amongst the largest contracting agencies and government contractors; points out that, despite all of the attention focused upon government contracting, over the last decade grant spending outpaced procurement spending by more than sixteen percent; expresses concern that agencies have their work cut out for them in their continuing efforts to fund additional acquisition billets and investing in training and professional development in an era of pay freezes and pressure to reduce government spending; discusses how the government has grown into its permanent and growing reliance on contracts for a wide range of professional and support services; expresses dismay that, for political purposes, the public is not exposed to an objective, even-handed assessment of the roles contractors play and the extent of their contribution to the governments myriad missions; and highlights the Professional Services Council Acquisition Policy Survey, The Great Divide, which chronicled the marked difference in perceptions between operational acquisition professionals the people who actually purchase the goods and services necessary for the government to perform its missions and those whose role is primarily oversight (e.g., legislative staff, GAO, etc.) of the people and firms that do the work.This paper, presented at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2010), attempts to identify the key trends and issues for 2011 in U. This paper, presented at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2010), discusses developing issues in international public procurement.This paper, presented at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (covering 2011), attempts to identify the key trends and issues for 2012 in U. As the fiscal belt tightens, the procurement landscape - what the government buys, from whom, and how - will necessarily change. It begins from the premise that the most significant emerging issue in government contracting, looking ahead, is the money (or lack of it).One intriguing (and, apparently, accelerating), yet little-known trend is that contractor employees are more frequently suing the Government, alleging employment discrimination on the part of Government managers, supervisors or even coworkers.
This short piece discusses the evolving 'joint employer' liability doctrine.
PMO Partnership Joint Venture (PMO-JV) was a joint venture formed under the laws of the State of Florida for the purpose of submitting a proposal to the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to provide program management oversight services.
Although PMO-JV's technical proposal was "among the most 'highly rated' technical proposals" and although FTA awarded 18 contracts in response to proposals it received, PMO-JV's cost proposal was rejected by the FTA Contracting Officer and the joint venture was not selected for contract award.
One of the most graphic factors influencing that support is the number of military soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice on the nations behalf.
In the modern era, most studies suggest that the public considers the potential and actual casualties in U. wars to be an important factor, and an inverse relationship exists between the number of military deaths and public support.
It also reinforces the perception that the court does not, and does not desire to, embrace the unique nature of the federal government contract regime as an analytical premise or predicate.