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Weekly Update Newsletter – May 2015 #3

Weekly Update Newsletter – May 2015 #3

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS 

DoD Issues January and February 2015 Contract Data Contract Reporting Scorecards 

The Dod (DoD) released anything data and confirming scorecard metrics for The month of january and Feb 2015.  The very first scorecard, the Summary, shows Component compliance with delivering contract actions towards the Electronic Document Access (EDA) system in compliance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Methods, Guidance, and knowledge.  The 2nd scorecard, the Procurement Data Standard (PDS), shows the number of contracting offices inside the Component are delivering data towards the PDS.  The 3rd scorecard, Contract Confirming Scorecard, measures the extent that Components posting actions towards the EDA system publish corresponding contract action reviews towards the Federal Procurement Data System, Next-gen in compliance using the Federal Acquisition Regulation.  DoD Issues The month of january and Feb 2015 Contract Data Contract Confirming Scorecards.

GSA Issues Notice to Modernize the Federal Supply Schedule Program: Standardization of Part Number Data 

The Government Acquisition Service (FAS) from the General Services Administration (GSA) released a notice to be able to clarify the structured data elements needed underneath the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program cost list clause, 80 Given. Reg. 27310.  The clarifications include: (1) Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) information is needed for those granted items and (2) Universal Product Code Type A (UPC-A) information is needed for those granted items that this post is in a commercial sense available.  FSS request instructions happen to be up-to-date to explain MPN and UPC-An information needs for brand new offerors.  FAS intends to begin efforts to acquire this data from existing FSS companies 45 days after publication of the notice.  The notice works well May 13, 2015.

NARA Issues Proposed Rule to Implement Controlled Unclassified Information Program 

The Nation’s Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), released a suggested rule to apply the us government-Wide Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program, 80 Given. Reg. 26501.  The suggested rule establishes an insurance policy for agencies on designating, safeguarding, disseminating, marking, decontrolling, and getting rid of of CUI, self-inspection and oversight needs, along with other areas of the CUI Program.  Comments around the suggested rule are due This summer 7, 2015.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

SBA Issues FY2015 Proposed Small Business Contracting Goals for DOE 

The Sba (Small business administration) released the suggested FY2015 agency contracting goals towards the United states doe (DOE). The Small business administration formerly released the company contracting goals to any or all agencies, aside from the DOE, on September 2, 2014. To calculate the FY2015 goals, the Small business administration averaged the FY2013 performance coupled with Purchasing Chance Possible Achievement percentage and also the FY2014 Agency year-finish forecasted percentage. Each agency released counter plans and eventually arrived at a contract using the Small business administration around the small company goals. However, the DOE is different from another agencies pursuant to Section 318 from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (CAA), prolonging the procedure to create the little business goals for that DOE.

The CAA talks to first tier subcontractors which are granted by Management and Operating (M&O) Companies backed through the DOE to small company concerns. Pursuant towards the CAA, the Small business administration has decided to establish the DOE’s FY2015 prime contracting and subcontracting goal very much the same because the Small business administration-established goals for those other agencies with the exception that towards the extent the DOE has the capacity to provide M&O subcontracting data within an appropriate format, M&O first tier subcontracting is going to be counted for the DOE’s prime contracting goal performance for every M&O contractor, and won’t be counted toward the DOE’s subcontracting performance.

The DOE’s small company goals for FY2015 are 6% for prime contracting and 50% for subcontracting. The little business goals are further damaged lower to: 1) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) 5% for prime and 5% for subcontracting 2) Women Possessed Small Company (WOSB) 5% for prime and 5% for subcontracting 3) Service Disabled Veteran Possessed Small Company (SDVOSB) 3% for prime and threePercent for subcontracting and 4) HUBZone 3% for prime and threePercent for subcontracting. Small business administration Issues FY2015 Suggested Small Company Goals for DOE.

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 

The Following Notices Were Issued: 

80 Given. Reg. 26548, May 8, 2015, suggesting to include an item (9V Alkaline Nonrechargeable Battery) and repair (Furniture Design and Configuration Service, Nh National Guard) and delete an item (A Stride Tub & Shower Cleaner, Brush, Bowl, Hardwood, Card, Guide, File) along with a service (Cleaning/Custodial Service, U.S. Army Reserve Center, 295 Goucher Street: Johnston, Center #1, Johnstown, PA) in the Procurement List. Comments around the suggested additions and deletions are due June 21, 2015.

80 Given. Reg. 26547, May 8, 2015, to include items (Bold Ballpoint Pen, SKILCRAFT, 1.4mm with Clip, Cushion Grip Plastic Point Stick Permanent Water-resistant Pens) towards the Procurement List. The additions will end up effective June 21, 2015.

 

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