Monthly E-Newsletter (November '18)


📡 Radar

POTUS and his lame-duck Congress have until December 7th to come to an agreement on a spending package that includes appropriations for DoT, HUD, DOS, DOI, USDA, TREAS, DOC, DHS, and DOJ, among other agencies, or about 300K federal employees and countless contractors will face furloughs in a partial FedGov shutdown.



💰 FY19 Spending Update

Total FY19 Obligations*: $26.1B

  • Largest FedGov Spender*: DOE (+$12B)

  • Smallest FedGov Spender*: HUD (-$25M)

  • Largest Vendor Awardee*: Nat'l Tech & Engineering Sol. of Sandia LLC (+$2B, 8%)

  • Smallest Vendor Awardee*: Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp (-$364M)

  • Other Transaction Obligations*: +$28M

*FPDS Data Pulled for 10/01/2018 - 11/25/2018
Disclaimer: DoD data takes up to 60 days to be entered into FPDS. FPDS does not include classified spending.



⏰ Contracts Update 

DARPA. Applications and Barriers to Consensus Protocols (ABC).
Solicitation Number: DARPASN1910
Update: RFI released.

DOJ/BOP. Resenditial Re-Entry Center Services for Female Offenders within the city limits of Washington, DC. 
Solicitation Number: 15BRRC18R00000048
Update: RFP Cancelled.

DOS/INL. INL Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) Multiple-Award IDIQs. 
Solicitation Number: 19AQMM18N0040
Update: Contracting office added two new functional areas: IT services and Vehicles.

DOS. Visa Support Services.
Solicitation Number: 19AQMM18R0428
Update: PowerPoint presentation, USG tour talking points, and attendee list from the site visit uploaded. 

USCYBERCOM. Big Data Platform (BDP) Engineering and Development Services.
Solicitation Number: HB000119R0002
Update: SOW released.





HHS announced the core participants for the Deputy Secretary's Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS), which received more than 250 nominations over the course of two weeks, and will meet for the first time next month. HHS selected the following organizations as its initial DSIIS core participants: Sandbox, Oak HC/FT, Linden Partners, LLC, Flare Capital, UnitedHealthcare, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Francisco Partners, Mayo Clinic, Ascension Ventures, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), General Atlantic, Nautic Partners LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners, and 3M.



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