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More Proof Uncle Sam Isn’t Good at Math

This is simply a revision of the ‘new math’ used to show success for something which is far from it. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements. Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Ugly Changes That Almost Were! (Part 2) | GovCon Voices

Originally published May 16, 2017 on GovConVoices Having started my journey in the federal contracting community close to 30 years ago, I’ve seen quite a few changes in policy and process that have both improved and degraded the ability of small business concerns to participate as contractors and subcontractors. I’m not referring solely to changes … Continue reading

7 GovCon myths that need busting

Depending on where one starts his or her journey of doing business with the government, they can hear things that may not necessarily be accurate, and in some cases, intentionally inaccurate. Source: 7 GovCon myths that need busting — Washington Technology

Old ways of BD don’t cut it in today’s market

no doubt winning business and growing revenue is a precarious venture. Continue reading

No Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation With ANC Parent & Sister Companies, Says SBA OHA

An Alaska Native Corporation subsidiary was not affiliated with its parent company and two sister companies under the ostensible subcontractor affiliation rule Continue reading

New tools have power to revolutionize citizen engagement

In times of transition, government needs to ensure that it is readily available to serve citizens. Continue reading

No NAICS Code Appeals Of Presolicitations, SBA OHA Confirms

A NAICS code appeal can be a powerful vehicle for influencing the competitive landscape of an acquisition. Continue reading

Joint Venture Affiliation Exception Isn’t Unlimited, OHA Says

To encourage joint venturing, the SBA’s size regulations provide a limited exception from affiliation for certain joint venturers Continue reading

“In Scope” vs. “Out of Scope” Modifications: GAO Explains The Difference

An “out of scope” modification, on the other hand, is improper–and may be protested at GAO. Continue reading