Contracting

Civilian agency spending rises to highest level since FY 2010

Aggregate civilian agency contract spending in fiscal 2017 grew by 3.8 percent to $178 billion — the highest level since fiscal 2010 — from $172 billion the year before. The federal fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

Procurement may be trending toward value over price

The number of times federal agencies have requested lowest-price, technically acceptable bids in contract solicitations has shot up over the past decade, an examination of Bloomberg Government data shows.

Boeing may follow Northrop Grumman in consolidation space race

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s announcement this week that it had agreed to pay $7.8 billion to buy Orbital ATK Inc. could already be triggering a wave of market consolidation as other companies push to compete with Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX).

Mid-tier companies face marketplace hurdles

Mid-tier companies occupy a unique position in the federal marketplace. Too big to qualify for small-business preferences and lacking the resources to compete with larger contractors

Federal contract spending in FY16 up 8 percent from FY15

In a webinar, Bloomberg Government presented findings from the sixth annual BGOV200, a ranking of the top 200 federal contractors by value of prime, unclassified contracts.

Companies scramble for $98 billion in federal contract spending

As the clock ticks down on fiscal 2017, an estimated $98 billion in federal agency contract obligations remains unspent.

BGOV launches 8(a) Recompete Opportunities dashboard

Clients can find all these expiring contracts and task orders using BGOV’s new 8(a) Recompete Opportunities dashboard.

Race to the finish — Maximizing Q4 opportunities

For federal vendors, the fourth quarter of the federal fiscal year is key: Government spending surges, and savvy contractors are also laying the groundwork for fiscal 2018.