Former GSA Contract Officer Pleads Guilty in $12,000 Bribery Scheme

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that former federal government contract officer Ronnie Simpkins, 67, plead guilty to accepting bribes from a company to file documentation allowing the company to maintain its GSA Schedule contract even though the company did not meet minimum requirements. Simpkins, of Lusby Md., worked at the General Services Administration (GSA)... Read More

A Government Contracting Cautionary Tale

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Aventura Technologies, Inc. and its senior management are charged with fraud, money laundering and illegal importation of equipment. The criminal complaint charges the company and seven current and former employees with selling Chinese-made equipment with known cybersecurity vulnerability to the U.S. government while falsely representing that the... Read More

Contracting Market Jolted Out of Complacency by Critical Change Currently Underway

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its long-awaited consolidated Schedule solicitation on on October 1. The new solicitation modernizes federal acquisition by consolidating and streamlining the existing 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule or contract for products, services, and combined solutions. Sales through the old GSA Schedules hover at about... Read More