Quite a few small companies burn a lot of time and money pursuing ghost opportunities. You know, one’s that are not really there, for them. Government contracting is hard enough without chasing myths. Keep it simple. Follow the money. Continue reading
It’s simple. We started with $500K in cumulative initial award dollars to small federal contractors under the Federal Supply Schedule program and buys made using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Guess which one came out on top? Continue reading
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO explained that under the circumstances, the Army was not required to publish notice of the procurement on the FedBizOpps website, and satisfied the competition requirements by seeking quotations from three local sources. via Simplified Acquisitions: Soliciting Three Local Sources – SmallGovCon.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ award of a contract to a small business under simplified acquisition procedures was improper because it appeared that a number of service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses could have filed the requirement, according to a recent GAO bid protest decision. via GAO: VA Must Prioritize SDVOSBs for Simplified Acquisitions – SmallGovCon.
Since the start of FY12, over twenty federal agencies doing business in New York State have issued more than 14,000 contract actions (purchase orders, BPA Calls, etc.) valued over $112 million dollars using Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). via Simplified Acquisition Snapshot: New York – The American Small Business Coalition.
Periodically, it’s not uncommon to see a perfectly-formed bit of Catch-22 shaped logic fall from the Washington, D.C. superstructure. via The simplified acquisition procedures reauthorization Catch 22 – FierceGovernment.