If Congress passes legislation that adds billions of ‘reserved’ dollars to benefit small federal contractors but no one shows up to take advantage of it. does it matter? Continue reading
Quite a few small companies burn a lot of time and money pursuing ghost opportunities. You know, one’s that are not really there, for them. Government contracting is hard enough without chasing myths. Keep it simple. Follow the money. Continue reading
Leo Libbey of Sizemore, Inc. called my bluff from my previous look at the economic impact on small federal contractors in FSS vs SAP, so we’ll call this edition, the ‘Leo Chronicles’ as we dig deeper and take the threshold from $500K to $250K.
Thanks Leo! Continue reading
It’s simple. We started with $500K in cumulative initial award dollars to small federal contractors under the Federal Supply Schedule program and buys made using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Guess which one came out on top? Continue reading
Lack of knowledge and a lack of understanding of these classification systems can cost your company time, money, situational awareness and visibility. 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
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
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.
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