Once upon a time, the U.S. Government developed a way to streamline how it makes certain buys in a way that reduced the administrative burden for both agencies and vendors and increased business opportunities for small and disadvantaged business concerns in government contracting. via A more ‘simple’ contracting method with perks for Government and Industry … Continue reading
Have you recently made a major decision that had a great impact on your personal and/or professional life? Buy a house? Car? Change jobs? Plan a vacation or decide to finish the basement? via Taking the mystery out of GovCon market research. – The American Small Business Coalition.
LinkedIn combines the politics of job seeking, the nuances of business etiquette and the still new-to-many social protocols of online networking, making it an invaluable yet at times perplexing professional tool. via To accept or not accept that LinkedIn request.
Author Note: I recently received calls from companies who had either just read this article or read it when it was originally published in Washington Technology that felt a ‘re-publish’ was due given today’s prime contractors are keeping even more work for themselves. If you want to discover the secrets to success in the federal … Continue reading
While looking at the past does not always provide a view of the future, in the case of our risk-averse Uncle Sam when it comes to government contracting, yesterday’s information is often an indication of what will occur tomorrow. via How Uncle Sam has spent FY14 contracting dollars, so far. – The American Small Business … Continue reading
Let’s face it, how business is done today is very different than it was even just a few years ago. Everything from how agencies communicate with industry to how they execute buys and make the awards looks different, if you’re paying attention. via Is your government contracting strategy based on outdated understanding and tactics? – … Continue reading
I\’ve written a few pieces on this subject previously. Because of that, some of the companies awarded the GSA STARS II GWAC will most likely think I\’m just pouring salt in their wounds by writing this piece. via For 8(a) IT buys, agencies reach for the STARS often, open market standalone contracts even more. – … Continue reading
Members of the House Small Business and Veterans Affairs committees are pushing for new procurement legislation in the wake of unflattering revelations about the Veterans Affairs Department\’s contracting certification processes. via Affiliation rules muddy small business contracting waters — FCW.
Since the start of FY12, federal agencies have made thousands of buys worth billions of dollars that were not placed against an established agreement or contract. In fact, if we take just those buys that were competitively awarded, the total comes in at just over $40 billion. via Going at it without a contract vehicle? … Continue reading