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New Zealand Companies Out of the “Chillybin”

Posted in GSA Schedule, International Contracting
By notice published in the Federal Register, the U.S. Trade Representative has confirmed that New Zealand has acceded to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement and thereby, effective August 12, 2015, has become a “designated country” under the Trade Agreements Act.  Accordingly, products and services from New Zealand are now eligible to be procured under all contracts… Continue Reading

A Turbulent Week in Afghan Reconstruction: Reconstruction Contracts Under the Spotlight; Security Contracts Under the Gun

Posted in International Contracting
Last week showed that U.S. Government contracting in Afghanistan is more problematic than ever. According to an October 27 audit report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), U.S. government agencies, including DOD, State, and USAID, have paid nearly $18 billion to roughly 7,000 contractors for reconstruction work in Afghanistan; however, SIGAR is unable… Continue Reading