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Testimony on Offshore Work

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Testimony on Offshore Work COFPAES Administrator John Palatiello testified before the House Small Business Committee on June 18 on the issue of sending white-collar jobs offshore. The hearing was broadcast live on national cable television on C-SPAN. The hearing was broadcast live on national cable television on C-SPAN. View the C-SPAN web cast of the […]

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Comments on Bunding to the FAR Secretariat

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General Services Administration FAR Secretariat (MVA) 1800 F Street NW Room 4035 Washington DC 20405 Attention: Ms. Laurie Duarte Subject: FAR Case 2002-029: Contract Bundling Dear Ms. Duarte: The Council on Federal Procurement of Architecture & Engineering Services (COFPAES) appreciates the opportunity to comment on a proposed rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) […]

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MIKULSKI AMENDMENT REJECTED; CONFERENCE POSSIBLE

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  The U.S. Senate defeated an amendment to the Omnibus FY2003 Appropriations Bill, offered by Sen.. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), by a 50-47 vote on January 23. Earlier, by a 50-48 vote, the Senate approved an amendment by Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY) that was intended to pre-empt the Mikulski Amendment. It would prohibit arbitrary competitive sourcing […]

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AGRICULTURE AGENCY PROPOSES A-76 STUDY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Natural Resource Conservation Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has issued a notice that it intends to conduct an OMB Circular A-76 public-private competition for civil engineering technician services, including a variety of services to include “field investigations and topographic surveys, inventories of soils, livestock, water resources, collection of data for planning, […]