Tag Archives: Procurement Reform

Bipartisan Legislation Aims To Strengthen “Buy American” Requirement Under National School Lunch Program

[A modified version of this blog post was published in Law360.] Last month, Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to “improve the requirement to purchase domestic commodities or products” under the National School Lunch Program (the “NSLP”) and the School Breakfast Program (the “SPB”).  Even if this legislation fails to make … Continue Reading

Another Attempt at Defense Procurement Reform Begins

Mac Thornberry is taking a sledgehammer to the Pentagon’s $600 hammer. That particular bogeyman of wasteful defense spending never actually existed, but many real (and larger) inefficiencies continue to plague the defense procurement process.  Last month, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee released draft legislation designed to make fundamental reforms to the government’s … Continue Reading

Under Secretary Kendall Proposes “Limited” Use of Lowest-Price, Technically-Acceptable Procurements In Department of Defense Acquisitions

On March 4, 2015, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall issued a memorandum detailing the “limited” role that “Lowest-Price, Technically-Acceptable” (“LPTA”) source selections should play in the Department of Defense (“DOD”) acquisition process. (LPTA procurements are just as their name describes—competitions in which the Government selects the lowest-priced proposal that … Continue Reading