Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions at the 2016 Department of Energy Small Business Conference in Atlanta. ‘Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions’ is one of my favorite programs and I appreciate the wonderful and sincere feedback like this note I received today:
Thanks for attending the DOE Small Business Expo. As a very new business, I found your presentation to be the most useful I attended. I gained more practical, actionable information in 2 hours with you than I had in 10 hours of local SBDC courses. As an engineer, I particularly appreciated the fact that you backed up your recommendations with real data. As a business owner, I liked the overview on how to find details that offer an real competitive advantage: Who’s buying? What are they buying? From whom? How much are they currently paying? I’m afraid I can’t offer much in the way of constructive criticism; I’m not yet familiar enough with the government contracting landscape to evaluate the content of your presentation. From the perspective of a newbie to the industry, I can’t think of a single thing you should change.
Rizea Engineering LLC
Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business!
In the course of spending hundreds of billions of dollars each fiscal year, federal agencies leverage a number of procurement methods to purchase goods and services to support operational needs. One of the easiest and more efficient methods (by design) is known as the Simplified Acquisition Procedures or SAP.
The Simplified Acquisition Procedures are used by over sixty (60) federal agencies, boards and commissions, and represents one of the few areas of government spending realizing consistent increases. In fact, while the overall government spend has decreased by nearly $100 billion from FY2009 to FY2015, spending under Simplified Acquisitions has increased an average of one billion dollars each fiscal year during the same period.
Did we mention purchases under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold are reserved for small business concerns?
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