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Taking Out the Competition…of Government Contracting?

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By. Traci Hansen

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report May 1, 2015 examining the level of competition of Department of Defense (DoD) awarded contracts. The findings? Over 40% of DoD contract dollars obligated annually from fiscal years 2010-2014 were procured without competition. Some of these were awarded citing “only one responsible source” was found, but exceptions were because of urgency, expert services, research & development capability, public interest, and simplified acquisition procedures..

You need to realize the weight of the dollar amount attached these findings. Don’t worry, we’ll do the math for you. Read more

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