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How budget sequestration affected contracting

The Government Accountability Office study, released March 9, found that while defense agency obligations to buy products and services decreased by almost 31 percent from fiscal 2011 through 2015, from $399 billion to $274 billion, civilian contracts remained fairly steady over the same period. Continue reading

Trust But Verify – What They Don’t Know About Federal Contracts Can Hurt You.

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

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

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

How Small Business Got $500,000 (or More!) in FY2016

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

Five trends shaping federal contracts in fiscal 2017

Bloomberg Government has identified some key trends that will define fiscal 2017 contracting. Continue reading

From Confident to Not Competitive in Minutes

If being as competitive as possible at all times is important, what are you doing to ensure the effectiveness of decision-making for your company? Continue reading

Federal Contract Spending Shows Signs of a Possible Rebound

The fact that half of all agencies—notably the Navy—boosted contract spending is a sign of a “rebound, or spending stabilization, as agency funding solidified,” said Govini founder and CEO Eric Gillespie. Continue reading

PODCAST: How Changes to the VETS2 GWAC RFP Impacts Competition

The GSA VETS 2 GWAC is on the street! Problem is, even companies considered a ‘safe bet’ previously need to reassess as they may have dropped in the rankings, and out of the ‘safe zone!’ Continue reading

GSA VETS 2 GWAC RFP Is Out, With an X-Factor (or Two)!

If you are one of the many Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses that met the past performance requirement for the GSA Veterans Technology Services (VETS) 2 GWAC prior to the release of the RFP, it’s time to re-evaluate your approach and position because things have changed, considerably. 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