Covert operation: In defense bill, Congress quietly passes small business legislation http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/covert-operation-in-defense-bill-congress-quietly-passes-small-business-legislation/2014/12/14/3bf4361e-8097-11e4-9f38-95a187e4c1f7_story.html
Here’s an easy way to catch up on the most recent GovConChat™ segments. The three tracks below include chats with Steven Koprince (What’s on the Radar for Small Contractors), Broderick Franklin, ISP (Cleared Contractors? Ready for Change?) and Tom Hogan with Michael Devine (How to Help Uncle Sam Pick You!). Enjoy!
How significant of an impact would there be if three to five billion additional dollars was awarded to small federal contractors in a given fiscal year? How many jobs could be created if five thousand additional American small businesses received $1 million dollars each in FY2015? Continue reading
Cleared Contractor? Ready For Change? How Will Your Company Handle an Insider Threat? ‘Insider Threats‘ are the basis of the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs issued by the White House in November 2012. This provided Departments and Agencies with the minimum elements necessary to establish effective insider … Continue reading
Let me start with how psyched I am that over the last thirty days I’ve been contacted by members letting me know they’ve been awarded orders processed using Simplified Acquisition Procedures, valued over $2 million dollars! Graciously, they attribute these successes to either participating in our trainings or receiving direct support during the development of … Continue reading
How to Help Uncle Sam Pick You! ‘Source Selection‘ is a process used by government agencies to select the proposal that represents the overall best value to the government for a specific requirement or group of requirements. How agencies get to that decision can be as different and unique as the agencies themselves, which is … Continue reading
The VHA Deputy Chief Procurement Officer engaged in conduct prejudicial to the Government, a conflict of interest, improperly disclosed non-public VA information, misused her position and VA resources, engaged in a prohibited personnel practice, interfered with a VA OIG contract review, acted as an agent of FedBid Inc. in matters before the Government, and did … Continue reading
As a contractor or vendor to the U.S. Government, are you realizing too little return on your investment of time and money when it comes to developing viable business opportunities? Maybe the problem is your company’s time is spread between too many so-so prospects. via Doing too much when it comes to finding opportunities? | … Continue reading
I firmly believe the saying ‘low-hanging fruit ‘is a myth to many and easy pickings for others in government contracting based on one simple characteristic. Experience. via The Neverending Search for Low-Hanging Fruit in Government Contracting | LinkedIn.
“GSA’s determination does not relieve the ordering activity contracting officer from the responsibility of making a determination of fair and reasonable pricing for individual orders, (blanket purchase agreements) and orders under BPAs,” the deviation reads in part. via Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook: Pentagon goes its own way on GSA schedules; VA still thinks its … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Has Mr. Geurts looked in the mirror recently? I remember conversations with Air Force leadership (SAF/AQ) not too many years ago when they were facing a similar problem (not small businesses but their institutional industry partners) and they looked inward to determine in most cases the protests were justified in some capacity. My … Continue reading
More than three quarters of the small and disadvantaged businesses questioned in a recent study doubted the value of a Small Business Administration business development plan aimed at helping them garner federal contracts. via Some small firms doubt efficacy of SBA assistance — FCW.