DoD Falls Short in Passing Its 2018 Premier Financial Audit

After decades of planning and preparation with help from a team of over 1,000 Defense Department (DoD) and Inspector General (IG) auditors, DoD fell short obtaining a clean opinion for its fiscal year 2018 financial statements on its first-ever audit. Instead, DoD received a general disclaimer of opinion based on the findings conducted by DoD Office of Inspector General and supporting audit teams.

DoD Exploring Unpriced Schedule Options

Several years ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) raised the idea of having an “unpriced” contract schedule. The motivation was to evaluate contractors on their capabilities, past performance, and overall skillsets, and not focus on price as a primary factor in early stages. The price competition would then happen at the task order level.

Value Engineering Brings Money-Saving Opportunities

Thirty years after its introduction in 1988, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Circular A-131 - Value Engineering (VE) continues to be a centerpiece of OMB’s guidance to Federal agencies in developing process improvements and cost savings to better meet 21st century expectations and demands. The updated Circular A-131 may be found here.

GSA’s OASIS Contract Vehicles Continue to Expand as They Approach Five-Year Anniversary

Almost five years ago, the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) initiated One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) professional services contract vehicles.

New Paradigm for Efficient Contract Management

Today more than ever, the Federal government must ensure that it spends money wisely and eliminates waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars. With more than one out of every six dollars of Federal government spending going to contractors, it is imperative that contract actions result in the best value for the taxpayer.

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