LinkedIn combines the politics of job seeking, the nuances of business etiquette and the still new-to-many social protocols of online networking, making it an invaluable yet at times perplexing professional tool. via To accept or not accept that LinkedIn request.
In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that unless the Contracting Officer expressly requires recertification, an offeror’s size for an 8(a) set-aside task order is governed by that offeror’s size status for the underlying GWAC. via 8(a) Task Orders: No Automatic Size Recertifications – SmallGovCon.
The Department of Homeland Security is beginning to centralize its budgeting and acquisition processes in order to boost efficiency, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. via DHS to centralize budgeting, acquisition | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The federal government does not release a budget number for classified IT spending, but the president’s annual request releases one figure for overall defense related IT, while another figure confined to non-classified projects is reported in the federal IT Dashboard. via Budget request for classified IT climbs 14 percent — FCW.
Author Note: Here’s why the Federal IT Dashboard is one of the platforms we discuss during our Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™ workshops. The information you can glean is deep and wide. Here’s a list of the 20 biggest federal IT projects, ranked by proposed fiscal 2015 budget expenditure. via 20 big-dollar IT budgets — … Continue reading
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center posted a pre-solicitation notice to FedBizOps on March 14, announcing that the agency would continue to allow purchases via the current Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement program through Oct. 31. via NASA to extend SEWP IV by 6 months — FCW.
The paradox of LPTA procurements is that government managers, more than ever, want to know if the companies that are bidding the work are credible suppliers. via BD still matters in the era of LPTA — Washington Technology.
You probably thought it was tough being a small contractor before lowest price contracting, strategic sourcing, and the budget crunch, right? via 4 to do’s for small biz success — Washington Technology.
There are many types of questions government contractors will ask (should ask) during the business life cycle. Where you are in the evolution of that cycle plays a big role in the type of questions you need to ask. via How good questions (and the answers!) can make all the difference for government contractors. – … Continue reading
Author Note: I recently received calls from companies who had either just read this article or read it when it was originally published in Washington Technology that felt a ‘re-publish’ was due given today’s prime contractors are keeping even more work for themselves. If you want to discover the secrets to success in the federal … Continue reading