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GAO: Subcontracting Plan Required by Solicitation Must be in Proposal

It’s a basic tenet of government contracting that a contractor must comply with the requirements of an agency solicitation. Continue reading

At GAO, Challenge of Restrictive Terms of Solicitation Tough Burden to Meet 

A recent GAO decision provides a real-world example of how not to challenge a solicitation Continue reading

5 Fatal Flaws Killing GovCon Proposal Efforts [GovConChat™]

GovConChat™ is where we sit down with experts, thought-leaders and other movers and shakers who impact the world of contracting with the U.S. Government. The goal is providing useful and usable insights to any company seeking a better understanding of government contracting, and a better result from their efforts to find and win contracts and subcontracts … Continue reading

No NAICS Code Appeals Of Presolicitations, SBA OHA Confirms

A NAICS code appeal can be a powerful vehicle for influencing the competitive landscape of an acquisition. Continue reading

How Does Your Garden Grow, Small Business?

This post looks at how FY2016 obligated dollars got to small business concerns based on solicitation type and the award instrument used, to help small businesses minimize lost dollars and lost time in government contracting when it comes to identifying prospective customers and opportunities. 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: What You Don’t Know (About Codes and Contracts) Can Hurt You!

Just imagine for one second that some or a lot of what you know about government contracting is, well… wrong? This e-course will likely take your current understanding of some govcon facts and turn them on their head! 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

How ‘What You Don’t Know’ Can Cost You (Literally).

Moving forward without understanding the meaning and use of references to procurement classification systems and the various contracts and agreements used by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies, can be expensive and demoralizing. Continue reading