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Knocking on the door of GSA Schedule spending

The GSA Federal Supply Schedule is an important tool in the U.S. Government’s procurement arsenal but its importance has waned for some agencies to include the biggest spender, the Department of Defense. For the last nine fiscal years, DoD and other agencies have consistently increased their spend using Simplified Acquisition Procedures while leveling off or reducing FSS spending. Continue reading

Riding the Wave of Simplified Buying

 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

GAO Clarifies Competition Standards for Simplified Acquisitions

There is still no bright line for determining which agency actions meet this threshold. Continue reading

Fair Opportunity is Not the Best Value

For me, fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns. Continue reading

Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ – a GovCon Business Accelerator

The Simplified Acquisitions Growth Engine™ is our virtual education, training and advisory cohort focused on results through empowerment. 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

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