SAM Process Changes

Please note the following changes: Effective Immediately: Entities that ONLY apply for federal assistance (grants, loans, etc.) no longer need to have an approved notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. They must still mail the original signed copy of the notarized letter to the Federal Service Desk (FSD) within 30 days of…

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Important GSA Info

The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWAC) is planning to refresh GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 71 IIK to incorporate several changes: Schedule 71 IIK, SIN 712 3 Reconfiguration/Relocation Management (Furniture and Furniture Related), will be incorporating Schedule 48, SIN 653 8 Office Relocation in all subsequent contracts….

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The New York Times reports that a federal judge in Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 22, issued an injunction against the new rules, halting their enforcement until the court has more time to rule on their merits. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III, according to the Times, “ruled that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority by raising…

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The Department of Defense recently adopted as final, with a number of significant changes, an interim rule implementing several provisions from the 2013 and 2015 National Defense Authorization Acts and the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act.  The final rule, which took effect on October 21, 2016, addresses contractor reporting on network penetration (hacking) and provides guidance…

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