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In addition to being Founder and Editor of GovConChannel, Guy Timberlake is Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer of The American Small Business Coalition, an innovative membership organization aiding companies with finding, qualifying and winning business opportunities in the government sector. As GovConChannelChief, Guy is responsible for include managing content acquisition, 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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Limitations on Subcontracting: Sweeping Changes – SmallGovCon

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.

SDVOSB’s ESOP Caused Ineligibility, Says SBA OHA – SmallGovCon

A SDVOSB’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan caused the company to be ineligible under the SBA’s SDVOSB rules because the service-disabled veteran did not own 51% of the ESOP class of stock. via SDVOSB’s ESOP Caused Ineligibility, Says SBA OHA – SmallGovCon.

Success of VETS GWAC spurs development of VETS II

Despite significant drops in spending on the Veterans Technology Services (VETS) contract, the General Services Administration lauds the program and is in the early stages of preparing to launch VETS II when the current vehicle period runs out in 2017. via Success of VETS GWAC spurs development of VETS II.

How a DHS Document Dump Imperiled U.S. Security – Tech – GovExec.com

Here’s the background: On July 3, DHS, which plays “key role” in responding to cyber-attacks on the nation, replied to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on a malware attack on Google called “Operation Aurora.” via How a DHS Document Dump Imperiled U.S. Security – Tech – GovExec.com.

Pass-Through Contracts for War Zones Need Monitoring, GAO Finds – Defense – GovExec.com

Use of pass-through contracts—under which at least 70 percent of funding is routed to subcontractors—requires new analysis and guidance before they are awarded, the Government Accountability Office noted in a Dec. 22 report. via Pass-Through Contracts for War Zones Need Monitoring, GAO Finds – Defense – GovExec.com.

Defense Agency Faulted for Wrongful Challenge to Contractor – Contracting – GovExec.com

The probe of a complaint received over the inspector general’s hotline substantiated a challenge to methods used by auditors in DCAA’s Central Region. via Defense Agency Faulted for Wrongful Challenge to Contractor – Contracting – GovExec.com.

Opportunities for Simplified Business Growth

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

FedBizOpps Impact In Dollars and Cents | Guy Timberlake | LinkedIn

Would you believe us if we said the Federal Business Opportunities portal (www.fbo.gov) can take credit for impacting more than half of all government contract obligations reported to the Federal Procurement Data System? via FedBizOpps Impact In Dollars and Cents | Guy Timberlake | LinkedIn.

DPAP Issues Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures Exception for Certain Commercial Items (FAR Subpart 13.5)

Editor’s Note: FAR Subpart 13.5, formerly known as the Test Program for Certain Commercial Items, permits agencies to conduct procurements using Simplified Acquisition Procedures that exceed the traditional $150K threshold. The exception allows agencies to make buys valued up to $6.5M when this exception is applied. 2015-O0004: Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures … Continue reading

GovConChat™: FedBizOpps Effect on Federal Procurement Dollars

The FedBizOpps Effect on Federal Procurement Dollars Would you believe us if we said the Federal Business Opportunities portal (http://www.fbo.gov) can take credit for impacting more than half of all government contract obligations reported to the Federal Procurement Data System? This is the case if you review FY2014 spending and those obligations that can trace … Continue reading

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