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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

e-Course: What You Don’t Know (About Codes and Contracts) Can Hurt You!

Just imagine for one second that some or a lot of what you know about government contracting is, well… wrong? This e-course will likely take your current understanding of some govcon facts and turn them on their head! Continue reading

5 Reasons to Enlist in Competitive Intelligence Bootcamp™

Competitive Intelligence Bootcamp for Government Contractors™ provides participants practical tactics, tools and resources to help them reduce their opportunity costs and increase their view of the federal contracting opportunity landscape. Continue reading

What are CI Essentials™?

CI Essentials™ are how government contractors achieve (and sustain) being as competitive as possible. Continue reading

Every GSA IT contract up for recompete? Mary Davie explains.

As Mary Davie describes it, almost every contract program under her purview at the Office of Integrated Technology Services is going through an evolution—”we might say, up for recompete,” the ITS assistant commissioner at the General Services Administration told Federal Times Editor Jill Aitoro. Continue reading

GSA Schedule: Contractor Offers Non-Schedule Items, Gets Award Anyway – SmallGovCon

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that an agency had properly awarded a GSA Schedule order even though the awardee did not have the ordered services on its Schedule contract at the time of its offer, because the awardee’s GSA Schedule contract was modified to include those services by the date of … Continue reading

OMB’s New Desktop/Laptop Buying Mandate and What It Means – MeriTalk

The Office of Management and Budget announced a new policy last Friday that effectively bars Federal agencies and departments from buying the laptops or desktops of their choice. Source: MeriTalk News’s blog – OMB’s New Desktop/Laptop Buying Mandate and What It Means – MeriTalk

OMB bans most new contracts for desktops, laptops – FederalNewsRadio.com

OMB released new guidance to agencies Oct. 16 prohibiting civilian agencies from buying desktop or laptop computers off any contract except from one of three governmentwide acquisition contracts—NASA SEWP, the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70 or the National Institute of Health’s Chief Information Officer-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS). Source: OMB bans most new contracts for … Continue reading

Feds forbidden from issuing new desktop, laptop contracts

The government’s top IT manager and acquisition official released new mandates to pull back on the number of contracts from agencies for laptops and desktops and streamline procurement for the most common hardware purchases. Continue reading

[Infographic] Simplified Acquisitions vs. GSA Schedules: Which is Better for Small Business?

Every fiscal year, civilian, defense and intelligence agencies obligate billions of dollars placing orders against the GSA Federal Supply Schedule and making purchases on standalone contracts and established contract vehicles using the Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Either or both can be an option for growth in government contracting, but which one is truly better for small business concerns in terms of economic impact? Continue reading