Category Archives: Contracting

buying government toiletpaper

The Blaze posts a recent article about wasteful purchasing by the government. This article covers a single buy of toilet paper for the DOJ. Whoever wrote this article is largely unfamiliar with government contracting, and they chose a fairly bad … Continue reading

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repeal the davis-bacon act

In 1931, the Davis Bacon Act (DBA) was passed. According the FAR 22.403-1 “The Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.) provides that contracts in excess of $2,000 to which the United States or the District of Columbia is a … Continue reading

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the shadow government workforce

In FY 2010 (Oct 1, 2009 through Sep 30, 2010), the Federal Government spent more than $44 billion on management support services. In laymens terms, these are contract employees, sitting next to and indistinguishable from government employees. Guestimating about $100k average per contract employee (probably a low estimate), this would mean that contract employees add another 440,000 (upper estimate) on top of the official government worker numbers (federal = 4,443,000). Continue reading

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Jesus on contract law, minimum wage, and discrimination

A good Christian can apply these concepts to a whole host of evil government laws: minimum wage laws, affirmative action laws, equal pay acts, government enforced CEO pay caps, and anything else involving other parties telling a second party what prices are “fair” and “right” to pay certain people. Continue reading

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how federal contracting works

By the time the rules and regulations get down to an operational level, the web of bureaucracy is thick. It is quite amazing the government gets anything done at all. Continue reading

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