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Photos from the 2016 Holiday Charity Bash™ 12/7 in Tysons Corner

The 2016 Holiday Charity Bash™ has come and gone and is now just a memory. The kind of memory that results in great things being done to help our troops and their families and results in deals being set up and taken down based on the great networking! It’s never to early to start getting ready for the 2017 Holiday Charity Bash™ on December 6 in Tysons Corner! Continue reading

IG: GSA’s Schedules Program Pricing Issues Cost Taxpayers

Agencies use the Schedules Program to purchase everything from pens and paper to complex cybersecurity services at a clip of about $32 billion in sales in fiscal 2014. 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

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

Does ‘I Want You’ Only Apply to New-ish Small Businesses?

With all of the efforts underway to accommodate non-traditional small businesses, it seems as though agencies are being distracted by ‘shiny objects’ from the West. Continue reading

Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: Management Alone Wasn’t Enough

In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals confirmed that, where the subcontractor will provide the goods or services that the agency “actually seeks to acquire,” the subcontractor may be deemed an ostensible subcontractor under the SBA’s affiliation rules. Continue reading

DHS excoriated for mismanaged HR IT system

An ambitious program begun by the Department of Homeland Security in 2003 to consolidate all of its component agencies’ HR systems, from payroll to timesheets and beyond, isn’t near completion after more than 12 years of work. Continue reading

FirstNet contract on track for November award

“FirstNet initially extended its deadline for final RFP proposals by two weeks, from April 29 to May 13, to deal with the 402 questions it received about the RFP. Continue reading