Government Contracting Newsletter | October, 2010 Everyone knows it's tough to be a federal contractor. We're pleased to send you this free newslette

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Government Contracting Newsletter | October, 2010

Everyone knows it's tough to be a federal contractor. We're pleased to send you this free newsletter to help you stay up-to-date on federal procurement news and contracting resources. In this issue:

- Find and Manage Crucial Regulations, for Free
- Contracting News: Implications of the GTSI Suspension
- Procurement News via Twitter
- Enhanced Standards Search


Find and Manage Crucial Regulations, for Free


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Government Contracting News

The Implications of the GTSI Suspension

Major contractor GTSI's suspension for not following government regulations was recently lifted, but only after four weeks and massive changes, including intense government monitoring at GTSI's expense and the ousting of GTSI's CEO and chief counsel. The implications of this crackdown on a prominent contractor are far-reaching.

It's clear that the era of ignoring contracting regulations is over. Even small contractors are feeling the push to prove their competence in the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The proposed 2011 NDAA makes contractors responsible for contracting issues down the supply chain, so even small subcontractors must prove they can play by the rules if they are to remain competitive. No one will want to do business with anther firm that could get them suspended.

Yet without a FAR management system, it is impossible for small firms to keep up. Of course, FARSmarterBids is here to help with our comprehensive, yet affordable system. And we explore the implications of the GTSI case and other crucial contracting issues for free at our FarSmarter Contracting blog.


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Government Procurement News via Twitter

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- Document Title
- Document ID
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- Federal Supply Code/Area
- Status (Active, Withdrawn, etc)

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