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Low-Hanging Fruit are a FASA-nating Opportunity!

Simplified Acquisitions lower the overall level of risk of doing business and the level of effort associated with issuing and responding to these requirements. Those are good things.

Agencies have increased their use of these streamlined buys. That’s a good thing.

Simplified Acquisitions are reserved for small business concerns and that is the problem. Continue reading

What Agencies Buy When Companies Win $250,000 in Federal Contracts

Understand how agencies leverage PSC Codes in procurements? This companion piece to my ‘8 Ways Companies Win $250,000 in Federal Contracts’ article takes a look at the top Product and Service Codes referenced by agencies for the $29 billion small business spend. Continue reading

Top NAICS Codes by Spending for ‘8 Ways Companies Win $250,000 in Federal Contracts’

This companion piece to my ‘8 Ways Companies Win $250,000 in Federal Contracts’ article takes a look at the top NAICS Codes referenced by agencies for the $29 billion small business spend. Continue reading

8 Ways Companies Win $250,000 in Federal Contracts

When it comes to small federal contractors and biggest bang for the proverbial B&P bucks, things aren’t always what they seem. With all of the attention given to contract vehicles like GSA’s STARS II, ALLIANT Small Business and the Federal Supply Schedules, one might expect those and other Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Vehicles to do well in a competitive analysis. But that isn’t always the case. Continue reading

Six Years of Increased Federal Spending for Small Business

As the results trickle in for the final spend of Fiscal Year 2015, it appears agency obligations made under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures will again increase by one billion dollars. Continue reading

Is the Federal Supply Schedule Program ‘Unsinkable’ Too?

As GSA seeks input about waiving the two-year requirement for the GSA IT 70 Supply Schedule, the image that comes to mind is passengers boarding the Titanic after the iceberg strike! Continue reading

2016 NDAA is Code for ‘Game Changer’ in Federal Contracting.

Let’s not beat around the bush. The proposed 2016 NDAA contains several approaches intended to help agencies cut costs and improve performance, but one in particular is focused on increased utilization of a streamlined purchasing method used by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. If it’s still there when the latest DoD spending bill becomes law, it will result in transformative change to agency procurement and significant economic impact to small and small disadvantaged federal contractors. Continue reading

Breaking Down Uncle Sam’s Q4 Spend.

There are fewer than thirty days left in FY15, so let’s look at some of the dots that show how agencies do their spending from July through September, the legendary fourth quarter of the federal fiscal year and rustle up some business to close the year on a high note. Continue reading

Got Your Fingers Crossed Small Federal Contractors?

The 2016 NDAA contains several approaches to help agencies cut costs and improve performance, but one in particular is focused on increased utilization of a streamlined purchasing method used by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. If it’s still there when the latest DoD spending bill becomes law, it will result in transformative change to agency procurement and significant economic impact to the small business community everywhere. Continue reading

Are You Prepared to Win? [Video]

How well does your company find and use information to make good decisions? Are you willing to bet your top and bottom line on that preparation? Continue reading