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GAO Confirms: No Protests of Most Subcontract Awards

In a recent decision, the GAO confirmed that, except in very narrow circumstances, it won’t decide protests challenging subcontract awards. Continue reading

FAR & DFARS Have 27 Distinct Definitions of “Subcontract”

In its first report, the Section 809 Panel urges policymakers to adopt a consolidated definition of the term “subcontract,” as well as a common definition of “subcontractor,” a term that has 21 distinct definitions in the FAR and DFARS. Continue reading

GovConVoices: Prime Management Of Subcontracts

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals recently dismissed a government claim that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc. (LMIS), failed to comply with its prime contract terms by not adequately managing its subcontractors and therefore all subcontract costs (more than $100MM) were unallowable. Source: GovConVoices: Prime Management Of Subcontracts – SmallGovCon

Ask Too Little and Receive More Than You Bargained For!

There are questions that provide too little information for a good response, and there are responses that have nothing to do with the request. Both waste precious time, cost money and maybe more. Continue reading

Which NAICS Goes With This Product Service Code?

What exactly is the function of a NAICS Code? Not sure? That’s interesting since so many on the industry side of government contracting have developed a significant dependency on it. What about you? Continue reading

Top 25 NAICS Codes by Obligation for Fiscal Year 2016

If you are one of the folks I’ve spoken to recently that’s had a tough time identifying customers and related opportunities for one reason or another, or if you are just outright befuddled by how agencies ‘describe’ current and upcoming solicitations based on known classification systems, take a few minutes to review this piece. Continue reading

What Agencies Buy When Using IT NAICS Codes

When GSA referenced Product Service Codes as part of the points accrual for the Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business GWACs, many companies, large and small, were caught by surprise. Quite a few had to scramble to reassess their competitive standing given this new wrinkle based on a long-standing classification system. It caused a shift in the competitive landscape and helped shed light on a topic that is minimized, if addressed at all by agencies in their outreach and education efforts. Continue reading

Know the Code(s) To Find and Win Contracts

Many obstacles stand ready to impede success in government contracting. While knowledge is key to surmounting most of them, a basic process for collection and application of targeted information to develop knowledge still proves evasive to a large part of the government contracting community. Continue reading

Avoid and Escape Traps of the Trade

Once you’re on it, escaping the proverbial hamster wheel and preventing it from eating up time, money and morale can be tough, to say the least. Continue reading

This One Will Leave a Mark!

And small businesses can thank Congress and Industry Chief’s like SAIC’s Tony Moraco for this latest assault. Continue reading