PSC President: Six Ideas for the Future of Federal Sector Training

Stan Soloway, President, Professional Services Council

  Lately it may seem like training in the Federal sector is under fire.  From last year’s post-GSA clampdown on travel, to this year’s sequestration-driven furloughs and budget cuts that leave less time and money, training is often moving to the bottom of the priority list.  But should it? Most front-line folks would say no.  […]

Getting to the COR of a PR Package

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Being a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) can add a whole list of tasks and activities to a manager’s already busy day-to-day responsibilities.  A lot of time can pass from the date of certification as a COR to the time when a procurement request (PR) package is needed to acquire products and/or services to carry on […]

Writing a Task Order Against an IDIQ – Make Sure You’re Covered!

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Do not assume anything when you are writing a task order against an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Why? Ever write a task order and miss something or miss ensuring the proper contract language rigor is included? For example, what happens when a task order is written against an IDIQ contract and language requiring […]

Getting LPTA Right – Raising the Bar for Technical Acceptability

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Blogs criticizing the misuse and overuse of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) source selections for services will flood your search engine results in seconds.  Because integrity matters, let’s step back and ask the tougher question:  How can we effectively apply LPTA source selection to complex services? Can we raise the bar for technical acceptability?

4 Ways Acquisition Professionals Should Engage With Industry


Integrity Management Consulting and GovLoop are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement.  Integrity Matters will bring you occasional posts written by GovLoop’s Andrew Krzmarzick, featuring the expertise of Integrity subject matter experts and […]