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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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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

Getting PO’d for Cash Flow and Business Growth! – The American Small Business Coalition

Own or lead a small business? Then you know a key consideration for day-to-day operations is the flow of cash. It’s tough to do much of anything related to business growth if the coffers are empty. via Getting PO’d for Cash Flow and Business Growth! – The American Small Business Coalition.

Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Losing faith in GSA schedule prices; EAGLE II lands – FederalNewsRadio.com

Along with the Defense Department, NASA quietly issued a memo in March that requires its contracting officers to do additional research to ensure GSA schedule prices are the best value for the government. via Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: Losing faith in GSA schedule prices; EAGLE II lands – FederalNewsRadio.com.

GSA, Air Force team up to identify cost-effective contracts | Federal Times | federaltimes.com

GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Air Force’s Sustainment Center signed a memorandum of understanding to see which GSA contracts the Air Force can use in its mission. via GSA, Air Force team up to identify cost-effective contracts | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.

SEWP V awards delayed, start date unchanged — FCW

Awards for the fifth iteration of NASA’s Government Wide Acquisition Contract for IT have been put off a month to wade through a slew of proposals, but the November start date remains, according to the contract’s program manager. via SEWP V awards delayed, start date unchanged — FCW.

GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy — FCW

The General Services Administration, looking to cut through the confusion that sometimes clouds federal IT procurement, began a campaign to illuminate its development of new, centralized and electronic acquisition processes for federal agencies. via GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy — FCW.

Expect At Least Two Continuing Resolutions But No Shutdown This Fall

Congress will return to Washington after Labor Day with little-to-no chance of enacting more than 1 or 2 and even that’s a stretch of the 12 regular 2015 appropriations by the time the fiscal year begins on October 1. via Expect At Least Two Continuing Resolutions But No Shutdown This Fall.

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