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Air Force creates new office to crunch human capital data

The Air Force is standing up a new human capital analytics office, hoping to make better use of the data it already has in order to help solve ongoing recruiting and retention challenges. Continue reading

GSA human capital contract open for business

Using a category management approach to optimize spending, the Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) Unrestricted contract is intended to increase access to 77 qualified vendors offering efficient, cost-effective management and training support. Continue reading

Sandia Labs management contract officially up for grabs

The lab’s current management contract with Lockheed Martin’s Sandia Corp., which has run the lab for the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration since 1993, expires in April 2017. Continue reading

Strategic sourcing: Evolving or devolving?

GSA announced in March that it’s asking for industry feedback on three options for reopening Schedule 75 as part of its market research. Continue reading

Here’s What’s Happening on the Simplified Front for FY2016 Q1 and Q2

Since agencies have averaged one billion in increased spending from FY09 to FY15, I thought it was worth it to see where Simplified Acquisition spending is for FY2016! Continue reading

GSA launches contract database for small businesses

The new Forecast of Contracting Opportunities database went live on March 15, part of the Office of Small Business Utilization’s efforts to give small businesses more access to government contracts. Continue reading

15 Reasons (and Some Tactics!) to Get ‘Simplified’ GovCon Dollars!

Want to fuel the growth of your small business? Here are ’15 Reasons (and Some Tactics!)’ that will help you learn if Simplified Acquisitions can be the source of that boost! Continue reading

Simplified Acquisitions Training at APTAC Spring 2016 St. Louis

Guy Timberlake of The American Small Business Coalition provides his experience-based insights and practical tips for identifying Simplified Acquisition opportunities at APTAC Spring 2016 Training Event in St. Louis. Hope to see you there! Continue reading

Simplified Acquisitions vs. The World: Small Business Impact Revisited

Since FY2009, civilian, defense and intelligence agencies have increased spending under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures by nearly one billion dollars per fiscal year, on average. Here’s another look at the impact this has on small federal contractors. Continue reading

Lifting the ‘cone of silence’ to avoid bid protests

Government officials contend bid protests aren’t a problem, and the outcomes of the process are exactly as intended — acting like a check and balance for the system. Continue reading