The GSA Federal Supply Schedule is an important tool in the U.S. Government’s procurement arsenal but its importance has waned for some agencies to include the biggest spender, the Department of Defense. For the last nine fiscal years, DoD and other agencies have consistently increased their spend using Simplified Acquisition Procedures while leveling off or reducing FSS spending. Continue reading
In a place many find to be tremendously obscure, we provide clarity. Our Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™ 2-Day Essentials Bootcamp is a practical immersion into the business development lifecycle and what it takes to make it work in today’s government contracting marketplace. For nearly 10 years we’ve provided executives and professionals from small and large companies … Continue reading
After all, more dollars are obligated to standalone contracts and single-award contract vehicles than to agency-specific and governmentwide multiple-award contract vehicles, still. Continue reading
Agencies are already on-track for another record-breaking fiscal year in Simplified Acquisition spending without the benefit of the increased obligations that will surely occur due to the threshold increase, coupled with a late-arriving budget. Continue reading
GovConChat™ is where we sit down with experts, thought-leaders and other movers and shakers who impact the world of contracting with the U.S. Government. The goal is providing useful and usable insights to any company seeking a better understanding of government contracting, and a better result from their efforts to find and win contracts and subcontracts … Continue reading
Do you know the difference between a BOA, BPA and GWAC? Understand how agencies leverage Purchase Orders versus Delivery and Task Orders? You’re far from alone if you don’t. However, if you have responsibility for consuming procurement data in the course of developing and implementing strategy to find and win federal contracts (and subcontracts) you might want to ensure you know what you’re looking at, for the sake of money, risk and time. Continue reading
What exactly is the function of a NAICS Code? Not sure? That’s interesting since so many on the industry side of government contracting have developed a significant dependency on it. What about you? Continue reading
This post looks at how FY2016 obligated dollars got to small business concerns based on solicitation type and the award instrument used, to help small businesses minimize lost dollars and lost time in government contracting when it comes to identifying prospective customers and opportunities. Continue reading
Simplified Acquisitions lower the overall level of risk of doing business and the level of effort associated with issuing and responding to these requirements. Those are good things.
Agencies have increased their use of these streamlined buys. That’s a good thing.
Simplified Acquisitions are reserved for small business concerns and that is the problem. Continue reading
What if I told you FedBizOpps influences many more fiscal dollars than anyone could imagine? Continue reading
The primary missions of business development, capture, and proposal management are all very different. And yet, they share the same goal: winning. Continue reading
Don’t believe the hype! Registering in SAM.gov, becoming an 8(a) and being awarded a GSA Schedule will NOT guarantee you any success in federal contracting. Continue reading
How many opportunity dollars have been missed by your company because you don’t use enough information properly, to see the big picture? Continue reading
The information in this article can have an immediate impact on the number of opportunities and quality of opportunities to which your company gets access.
Come on in and make sure you’re looking for your opportunities in the right places! Continue reading
Quite a few small companies burn a lot of time and money pursuing ghost opportunities. You know, one’s that are not really there, for them. Government contracting is hard enough without chasing myths. Keep it simple. Follow the money. Continue reading
Lack of knowledge and a lack of understanding of these classification systems can cost your company time, money, situational awareness and visibility. Continue reading