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
When you consider the economic impact of federal contracting, it’s easy to assume more dollars means more impact. In the case of the GSA Schedule versus agency buys made using the Simplified Acquisition Procedures and the economic impact on small businesses, the results may surprise you. Continue reading
Want to hear a good joke? I’ve got a million of them! Want to hear about contracting dollars Uncle Sam spends that continue to buck trends? I’ll show you nineteen billion of them, and growing, and that’s no joke either. 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.
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
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
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