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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

Simplified Acquisitions Impact on Small Business – FY2016 (YTD)

This is for everyone who has ever wondered about the federal agency buys known as ‘Simplified Acquisitions’ and if they really matter. Continue reading

GAO: No “Public Posting” Of Solicitation In Closed Government Office

GAO affirmed that principle that even when the dollar value of a simplified acquisition doesn’t meet the requirement for electronic posting on FedBizOpps, the agency still must take reasonable steps to maximize competition. Continue reading

e-Course: 15 Reasons Simplified Acquisitions Should Be In Small Business Pipelines!

Here are our 15 Reasons Simplified Acquisitions Should Be In Small Business Pipelines, now as a self-paced online course! Continue reading

Ask @GovConGuy – ‘How Do I Get PSC Codes for My Business?’

Before the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was adopted for use in government contracting, two other classification systems were in use. One of these remains a key identifier used in contracting and procurement today. In fact, this all but unknown classification system is part of the taxonomy used by DoD in its Better Buying Power initiative. Continue reading

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

Time is Running Out! GovCon Networking Following USDOE’16 in Atlanta!

As soon as the Energy Small Business Conference ends, we’re hosting a cozy networking event at The Commerce Club Atlanta and giving away door prizes that includes tablets and loaded VISA gift cards! 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

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

Early Bird Tickets for ‘B2G Business Mixer Atlanta’ on 5/25 Now Available!

Whether you’re a government contractor traveling to Atlanta for the Department of Energy conference or one that calls Atlanta home, this is a great opportunity to engage in high-value networking following the 15th Annual Department of Energy Small Business Forum & Expo in Atlanta. Continue reading