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Fiscal Year-End 2015 Wrap-up

Marc Vogtman / Sep 22, 2015

Government Product News picked up my fiscal year-end blog series this week, so thought it was a good time for a quick wrap up.

In previous posts​ I’ve covered the high-profile IDIQs that are in process for recompete or initial award. Today I wanted to call attention to some of the interesting, niche, and/or small business focused indefinite delivery vehicle procurements happening at year end. They are generally lower dollar value than those I've previously written about, but potentially impactful to their own market segments.

New IDIQ Awards at Fiscal Year End

Marc Vogtman / Jul 24, 2015

In couple of posts in this FY end series I’ve covered the re-competes of high profile indefinite delivery vehicles that are going on right now. In this post I want to highlight a few important,new IDIQs that are nearing award for the first time.

This is Part 2 of a blog post about high profile indefinite delivery vehicle (IDV) re-compete procurements that are ramping up or completing at fiscal year end. (You can find Part 1 here.) In this post, I highlight three more IDV procurements - STARS II, ESD II, and WPS 2. Let’s dive right in.

Federal contracting professionals know that indefinite delivery vehicles (IDVs) can be the most valuable contracts to hold. They provide more predictable long-term revenue under a simplified procurement process, and with limited competition. As I’ve been covering trends related to the fiscal year end and the federal buying season, I though it would be useful to highlight the high profile IDV procurements that are ramping up or closing before September 30.

​In previous posts I’ve gone through all of the agencies that have a spike in procurement activity at the end of the fiscal year. I thought it was worthwhile to also highlight those that maintain a more consistent pace of procurement activity.

We’ve already discussed one non-defense agency that does the vast majority of its procurements in the fourth quarter of the government fiscal year (July – September) – Department of State. In this post I want to do a quick review of the rest of the non-defense space.

In my last post I covered Air Force, which is the defense agency with the most pronounced Q4 preference. Here I want to look at the other big defense agencies – Army and Navy – to determine which one conducts more of its procurement activity during the final quarter of the year.

If you’ve been following this series, we’re learning that the U.S. government tends to do the majority of its procurements within the final quarter of the fiscal year – July through September. Department of State is among the non-defense agencies that do an even higher percentage of their procurements in Q4 than average. But what about the defense agencies?

The (Fiscal Year) End is Nigh

Marc Vogtman / Jul 6, 2015

I hope everyone in government contracting land had a nice holiday weekend. Now it’s time to get to work. Because we project that about 42,000 new solicitations for government contracts will be published on GovTribe.com between now and September 30.

The U.S. government tends to do the majority of its procurements within the final quarter of the fiscal year – July through September. But it turns out not all agencies have a seasonal preference to the same degree.