In a decision issued last year, the GAO denied the protest of Maersk Line, Limited, of Norfolk, Virginia (“Maersk”), a large business, which challenged the decision of the Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command (“MSC”) to conduct the procurement for cargo transportation services in accordance with the small business set-aside requirements of the Federal … Continue reading
While it was not created for government contracting, the North American Industrial Classification System is important to both government and industry. Continue reading
To this day, one of my pet peeves is someone trying to sell me when they don’t know me or my company, and have very obviously not made any effort to do so. via Be Prepared to Meet (and Leverage) Federal Contracting Opportunities.
If one type of FedBizOpps search does not turn up a solicitation, try a different search–or run the risk of missing the solicitation. via FedBizOpps: Be Thorough (Or Be Out Of Luck) – SmallGovCon.
Guy Timberlake of The American Small Business Coalition discusses fifteen reasons he considers Simplified Acquisitions to be door opener’s and growth opportunities for small federal contractors of almost any discipline. Continue reading
The other day I read an interesting blog published on LinkedIn with the title ‘Don’t Be the Last Government Contractor Standing.’ To me, it takes a narrow viewpoint and offers an unfair and gross generalization of government contractors. Continue reading
On December 29, the SBA issued a proposed rule to enact the changes implemented by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013–including a thorough re-write of the way that compliance with the subcontracting limits is calculated and enforced. via Limitations on Subcontracting: Sweeping Changes – SmallGovCon.
Would you be interested in doing business with Uncle Sam where the cost of doing business was lower, the cycle from need identified to executed purchase was shorter, one that represents billions in fiscal spending and where sixty agencies procure a broad range of goods and services? Continue reading
When would a federal contractor not be a fan of Uncle Sam leveraging a ‘marketing’ resource like FedBizOpps? When the company has achieved the ‘holy grail’ of being in front of an opportunity. Interestingly, the numbers indicate agencies are turning to this portal more often to post information about opportunities to the masses. Continue reading
Questioning the logic of pursuing solicitations posted by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies on the Federal Business Opportunities portal? You’re not alone as opinions about the platform range from it being regarded as vitally important all the way to those who view it as a fool’s errand. Nevertheless, the first fact I’ll share in this … Continue reading
ICYMI: Impact of the 2015 Spending Bill on Small Federal Contractors (Especially Women and Veterans!) Congress and the President have done their jobs as far as a new federal budget is concerned, but what is the impact of this spending bill and its provisions on small federal contractors? In October, I spoke with my friend … Continue reading
In an effort to streamline the purchasing of services from MAS Schedules, GSA has officially announced the movement of all professional services on the various individual GSA Schedules to one single Professional Services Schedule (PSS). Is your company ready for this change? 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