The American Small Business Coalition and some of our partners have been asked by a federal agency to sit down with them to discuss the current use of NAICS Codes in federal contracting and the impact on small business concerns of NAICS Code assignments to federal contracts. Continue reading
There are questions that provide too little information for a good response, and there are responses that have nothing to do with the request. Both waste precious time, cost money and maybe more. Continue reading
The Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ is the culmination of the support we’ve provided to countless small federal contractors since 2004 that has produced revenues and the all important ‘foot in the door’ for many of them. Continue reading
I’m Guy Timberlake and I lead The American Small Business Coalition, a membership organization supporting companies that do business with federal civilian, defense and intelligence agencies as contractors and subcontractors since 2004.
The week of March 20th, I’m meeting with a small business client who’s growing their business in the DoD arena and we don’t get started until Tuesday. So on Monday afternoon I’m buying appetizers in the lobby bar at the DoubleTree in Westport for all who pre-register.
The Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ is our virtual education, training and advisory cohort focused on results through empowerment. 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
Originally published February 2, 2017 on GovConVoices Having been a part of the federal contracting community for close to 30 years, 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
For some reading this, $500,000 would be a game-changer and for others it’s more of a nice-to-have, part of the collection that ultimately gets them where they want to be. This piece examines how that happened for small federal contractors during FY2016 and how much of it will likely happen in FY2017. 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
If you are one of the folks I’ve spoken to recently that’s had a tough time identifying customers and related opportunities for one reason or another, or if you are just outright befuddled by how agencies ‘describe’ current and upcoming solicitations based on known classification systems, take a few minutes to review this piece. Continue reading