Agencies are already on-track for another record-breaking fiscal year in Simplified Acquisition spending without the benefit of the increased obligations that will surely occur due to the threshold increase, coupled with a late-arriving budget. Continue reading
There is still no bright line for determining which agency actions meet this threshold. Continue reading
For me, fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns. Continue reading
The Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ is our virtual education, training and advisory cohort focused on results through empowerment. Continue reading
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
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 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
Here are our 15 Reasons Simplified Acquisitions Should Be In Small Business Pipelines, now as a self-paced online course! Continue reading
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
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