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Achieving Clarity in Obscurity, Ethically. June 28-29 in Crystal City

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

Without orders, zero dollar contracts are just paper.

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

Incumbent Not Entitled to “Extra Credit” in Transition Evaluation, GAO Says 

An incumbent contract wasn’t entitled to receive “extra credit” in the agency’e evaluation of offerors’ transition plans. Continue reading

SBA Plans to Consolidate All Small and 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Programs

The SBA plans to issue a proposed rule consolidating the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program and the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program. Continue reading

GAO: Subcontracting Plan Required by Solicitation Must be in Proposal

It’s a basic tenet of government contracting that a contractor must comply with the requirements of an agency solicitation. Continue reading

Populated or Unpopulated? Ambiguous JV Agreement Sinks 8(a) Award

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims upheld the SBA’s decision to reject a joint venture agreement that was ambiguous about whether the joint venture was populated or unpopulated. Continue reading

Project 38: Our podcast series on the future of government contracting

The idea is to look at the market and where it is headed between now and 2038. Continue reading

GSA Wants to Modernize How the Government Buys Cybersecurity Services

The GSA is interested in updating the list of “highly adaptive cybersecurity services” it offers on its IT Schedule 70. Continue reading

Let’s Replace SBA Small Business Goaling Grades with Participation Trophies

For Fiscal Year 2017, SBA’s small business goaling scorecard awarded 21 agencies grades of “A+” or “A” Continue reading

Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

A contractors group was pushing committee leaders to reject a Pentagon proposal to curb time-consuming bid protests. Continue reading