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Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™ in Minneapolis May 2018

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NIH names first group to CIO-SP3 Small Business on ramp

Forty companies have been qualified by the National Institutes of Health as potential winners of the first on ramp for the $20 billion NIH CIO-SP3 Small Business contract for IT integration and outsourcing support. 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

DoD Small Business Contracts Have Dropped 70% Since FY 2011, Acquisition Reform Panel Says

This is one of the important new findings from an acquisition reform panel’s initial report. Continue reading

Small Business Contracting: Actions Needed to Demonstrate and Better Review Compliance with Select Requirements for Small Business Advocates

Demonstrated compliance with selected section 15(k) requirements for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) varied across the 24 agencies GAO surveyed. Continue reading

Creating Visibility, Influencing Agency Decision-Makers | AFCEA International Small Business

Let’s cut to the chase. If your company doesn’t have visibility in the federal sector, in all likelihood you are not effectively seeing opportunity and opportunity is not seeing you. It’s a problem more common than not, and the damage being done is to a company’s morale and its bottom line. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements. Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Ugly Changes That Almost Were! (Part 2) | GovCon Voices

Originally published May 16, 2017 on GovConVoices Having started my journey in the federal contracting community close to 30 years ago, I’ve seen quite a few changes in policy and process that have both improved and degraded the ability of small business concerns to participate as contractors and subcontractors. I’m not referring solely to changes … Continue reading

‘Achieving an Information [To Win™] Advantage in Government Contracting!’ at USDOE’17

What are the real reasons small firms won’t sell to the government?

I have been interested in the question of getting successful commercial companies, especially tech companies, to sell to the government from the time I was in government myself as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, now almost 25 years ago. Continue reading