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Kingdomware Doesn’t Affect Size Protests

In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals rejected the notion–based in part on Kingdomware–that an GSA Schedule order is a “contract” for purposes of the SBA’s size protest timeliness rules. 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

Is Oracle’s departure from GSA just the beginning?

The crux of the issue is that for these commercial companies, the risks and hassles of working through GSA may no longer be worth it. Continue reading

Oracle to leave GSA schedule: A signal of broader change?

Let that sink in for a second. One of the largest software vendors in the world is telling GSA, thanks, but we can live without you. Continue reading

Major GSA schedule update is a parity play

For vendors proposing ODCs or OLMs, they must get at least three quotes for anything over the micro-purchase threshold of $3,500. 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

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

Ten Agencies Who Increased ‘Simplified’ Spending

If tabulating the FY2015 spend concluded today there would be roughly $40B fewer obligations than reported for FY2014.

Even so, Simplified Acquisition dollars managed to eke out another spending increase! Continue reading

When ‘Things’ Are Not What They Seem and Connecting Those Dots.

How do you connect the dots if you don’t know what the dots mean? Continue reading

Growth Opportunity for Investors

Merriam-Webster defines ‘investment’ as “the outlay of money usually for income or profit” which means if you’re the leader of a small business pursuing federal sector opportunities, you’re an investor as you’ve certainly made an outlay of actual dollars and time. Think of this piece as friendly advice about an investment opportunity you should investigate. Continue reading