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
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
With Shutdown Avoided, Who Are Winners (And Losers) In 2015 Budget? http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2014/12/14/with-shutdown-avoided-who-are-winners-and-losers-in-2015-budget/
The 265,000 active purchase cards used regularly across the government may give way to more efficient and economical payment tools under the “SmartPay3” program being pursued by the General Services Administration. via GSA Wants Agencies to Get Smarter About Charge Cards – Contracting – GovExec.com.
In May, the House of Representatives included a provision in the 2015 NDAA that would have required the CVE to transfer SDVOSB verification to the SBA. But after negotiations with the Senate, the House passed a new version of the 2015 NDAA last week–and the new version omits the verification transfer provision. via VA CVE … Continue reading
With one day left before the expiration date on the federal government’s discretionary spending authority, congressional leaders released a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that would fund most of the government through the end of fiscal 2015. via 7 things the ‘cromnibus’ means for IT — FCW.
Connecting small business to prime contracts matters because federal law requires prime contractors to make good-faith efforts to award a portion of their subcontracts to small businesses, and in some cases to have small business subcontracting plans. via GAO: Contract systems falling short on small business pairings — FCW.
Using Google Alerts for Brand Monitoring and Competitive Intelligence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-traupel-/using-google-alerts-for-b_b_5999952.html
Your Contract May Not Be as Confidential as You Think: Another Lesson in Safeguarding Trade Secrets in Government Procurement http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/your-contract-may-not-be-as-confidential-39045/
An FY15 omnibus appropriations bill released by Congress this week provides $490.2 in base discretionary funding for the Pentagon, plus another $64 billion for overseas contingency operations. http://www.forecastinternational.com/news/index.cfm?l3=30101&recno=229171