The baseball playoffs are back, and tonight I’ll be watching my Cubs begin their quest for back-to-back titles. (If you’re not a lifelong Cubs fan, you may not realize how strange it feels to write that previous sentence).
Before the games begin, it’s time for our weekly dose of government contracting news. In this week’s edition of the SmallGovCon Week in Review, the DOJ charges four men with participating in a bribery and kickback conspiracy, the GAO publishes a report finding that many contracts weren’t closed on time, a court reverses a contractor’s debarment, and more.
- You don’t see this every day: four men are charged in a bribery and kickback conspiracy scheme–involving a DoD Office of Inspector General contract. If true, that’s pretty brazen. [U.S. Department of Justice]
- The SBA has adopted the 2017 NAICS code revision as the basis of its small business size standards. [Federal Register]
- The GAO published a report showing that contracts were not closed on time at several agencies. [U.S. Government Accountability Office]
- A federal court ruled the GSA unfairly debarred a government contractor because GSA did not give the contractor notice of all grounds prior to the agency’s final debarment determination. [Federal News Radio]
- Several defendants in a New York SDVOSB False Claims Act case have agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that they improperly obtained SDVOSB contracts. [U.S. Department of Justice]
- A retired Army colonel whose business company reportedly was used to commit bribery to obtain more than $20 million in government contracts has been charged with conspiracy. [The Augusta Chronicle]
- A new website consolidates federal Inspector General reports in one place. [Oversight.gov]
- Reverse auction provider FedBid has been acquired but will continue to operate under its own brand. [Compusearch]