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In addition to being Founder of the GovCon Channel, Guy Timberlake is Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer of The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC), an innovative membership organization aiding companies around the world with finding, qualifying and winning business opportunities in the government sector, and assisting government agencies with identifying viable industry partners to support their operational and mission requirements. For the GovCon Channel, Guy's responsibilities include managing the acquisition of content, editorial and publishing functions, and development of collaborative relationships with news and market intelligence organizations providing coverage of the U.S. Government Contracting industry.
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Pentagon Will Demand ‘Fair Prices’ From Commercial Vendors – NDIA Blog

The Defense Department spends $60 billion a year — nearly a third of its annual purchases — on everyday products sold in the open market by commercial companies. It also buys items that are not sold to the general public and fall into the narrower category of “commercial of a type.” via Pentagon Will Demand … Continue reading

Three Ways To Make A Million… – The American Small Business Coalition

If you are a small business and a federal contractor, that is. via Three Ways To Make A Million… – The American Small Business Coalition.

Agency Reasonably Considered Sub’s Experience – SmallGovCon

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO confirmed that the experience of a proposed subcontractor could be considered in an agency’s evaluation because the solicitation did not prohibit the agency from considering the subcontractor’s experience. via Agency Reasonably Considered Sub’s Experience – SmallGovCon.

New protests further delay GSA’s Office Supplies 3 contract – FederalNewsRadio.com

The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for office supplies is on hold again. Six firms that unsuccessfully bid on the Office Supplies 3 vehicle have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. via New protests further delay GSA’s Office Supplies 3 contract – FederalNewsRadio.com.

Budget capitulations — FCW

Congress no longer even tries to get real appropriations done by Sept. 30. Here’s the fiscal 2015 reality: via Budget capitulations — FCW.

Program management: The contractor’s role — FCW

The fifth and final key element to delivering successful IT programs is developing the proper relationships with the contractor or contractors supporting the program. via Program management: The contractor’s role — FCW.

GSA Schedule Sales Of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement – SmallGovCon

According to a Department of Justice press release, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has agreed to the settlement to resolve allegations that Samsung informed GSA Schedule resellers that certain products were manufactured in “designated countries” under the Trade Agreements Act, when in fact those products were manufactured in China. via GSA Schedule Sales Of Chinese Products … Continue reading

Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Sinks Bid – SmallGovCon

When an agency’s invitation for bids requires the submission of a bid guarantee, a bidder’s failure to include the original bid guarantee at bid opening may render the bid nonresponsive. via Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Sinks Bid – SmallGovCon.

DISA looks to intelligence community for cloud tips | Federal Times | federaltimes.com

ADVERTISEMENT As the Defense Information Systems Agency negotiates its path toward cloud services and broader IT upgrades, officials there may be taking some tips from their Fort Meade, Maryland, neighbors. via DISA looks to intelligence community for cloud tips | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.

Hixson: Tight budgets cause contracting officers to be risk-averse – FierceGovernment

Federal procurement officers tend to favor lowest price over technically acceptable contract vehicles because of the scrutiny placed on spending in tough budget times and that makes it difficult for those contracting officers to take risks, Federal Acquisition Service Regional Commissioner Tiffany Hixson said in an interview. via Hixson: Tight budgets cause contracting officers to … Continue reading

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