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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

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

Simplified Acquisitions vs. The World: Small Business Impact Revisited

Since FY2009, civilian, defense and intelligence agencies have increased spending under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures by nearly one billion dollars per fiscal year, on average. Here’s another look at the impact this has on small federal contractors. Continue reading

Ten Agencies Who Increased ‘Simplified’ Spending

If tabulating the FY2015 spend concluded today there would be roughly $40B fewer obligations than reported for FY2014.

Even so, Simplified Acquisition dollars managed to eke out another spending increase! Continue reading

As Agent 86 Would Say, “Would You Believe…?”

Even though the use of established contract vehicles like GSA Schedules, BPAs and IDIQs is pervasive in federal contracting, would you believe more small business concerns captured $250,000 or more in initial agency obligations during the first three quarters of FY2015 via procurement methods and award types not tied to these hunting licenses? Continue reading

Find a Path of Least Resistance, Too.

During quarters one, two and three of fiscal year 2015, 6,000 small business concerns ‘worked smarter’ and wound up splitting a $10 billion pot of agency obligations that took less time and cost less money to find and win. Was this by design or happenstance? What matters is these companies found a ‘path of least resistance’ to achieve growth. Continue reading

Simplified Acquisitions vs. The World (Who Wins at $250K?)

The archenemy to many small businesses pursuing federal contracting opportunities is very often time and money. Specifically, too much time waiting for larger opportunities to come in, and not enough money coming in to survive until the next win.
Sometimes, the biggest buckets of dollars don’t always equate to the biggest bang for the bucks! Continue reading

Q4 Dollars by the Day: Agency ‘Simplified’ Spending at Fiscal Year End

Since we’re about to enter the final month of FY2015, I thought I would offer insights into spending by the day when agencies leveraged Simplified Acquisitions for end of year purchasing. Continue reading

Setting Your Hook for Q4 Low-Hanging Fruit!

Fiscal Year End 2015 is upon us and albeit late if you’re just getting started, here are some things that may help you locate and reel in some of the abundant Q4 Low-Hanging Fruit! Continue reading

Will You Be More Shocked or Excited?

If the Federal Supply Schedule programs run by GSA and VA were to suddenly take a backseat to Simplified Acquisitions in the area of fiscal spending, would you be more shocked or excited? Continue reading