Critical Federal Contracting Information Websites Updates Delayed

Contractors using the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to analyze awarded contacts data have discovered that the March 16 scheduled transition of the ad-hoc (or individually created) reporting function to has been delayed until at least May 2020. This delay compounds the challenges experienced by the earlier rocky transition of FebBizOpps (FBO), the legacy... Read More

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