All posts by Gloria Larkin

NASA (and All Federal Agencies) Says Time to Jettison LPTA

NASA (and All Federal Agencies) Says Time to Jettison LPTA By: Gloria Larkin Department of Defense (DOD) joined the General Services Administration (GSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in severely curtailing use of the vilified Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selection criteria in federal contracting process. The LPTA has long been decried... Read More

Federal Updates for Small Business

Federal Updates for Small Businesses By: Gloria Larkin Owners and employees of government contractors and small businesses that have been ― and presume that that they still are ― certified for a procurement set aside under the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and/or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Program, read on.... Read More

Artificial Intelligence: Powerful Procurement Impact Underway

Artificial Intelligence: Powerful Procurement Impact Underway By Gloria Larkin In a recent presentation for the Ft Detrick contracting community, a contracting officer shared this anecdote: The contracting office in which he works used to employ over 150 people. Now in 2021, 43 people remain, who are tasked with larger spending budget responsibilities and increased pressure... Read More

The New Federal Infrastructure Plan

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 By: Gloria Larkin More than two months into his term, President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda has come into sharper focus. It started with his approach to the issue that is at the forefront of everyone―including many a contractor’s―minds, with his $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan. It’s centered on stopping the... Read More