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GSA Schedules Provide ‘Fair and Reasonable Pricing?’ DoD and NASA Don’t Think So.

Just a reminder for the government contracting community ‘how agencies buy‘ can directly impact your ability to compete or be competitive. The GSA Schedule took a hit last fiscal year when DoD and NASA issued class deviations in response to what they saw as ‘other than fair and reasonable pricing’ on the GSA Schedules. This … Continue reading

Got Your Fingers Crossed Small Federal Contractors?

The 2016 NDAA contains several approaches to help agencies cut costs and improve performance, but one in particular is focused on increased utilization of a streamlined purchasing method used by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. If it’s still there when the latest DoD spending bill becomes law, it will result in transformative change to agency procurement and significant economic impact to the small business community everywhere. Continue reading

Congress to Examine Fraud in VA’s Vet-owned Small Business Goals | Military.com

Lawmakers on Tuesday will hear allegations of manipulation and fraud by Veterans Affairs Department employees into the agency’s goals for serving veteran-owned and service disabled-owned small businesses. via Congress to Examine Fraud in VA’s Vet-owned Small Business Goals | Military.com.

Be Prepared to Meet (and Leverage) Federal Contracting Opportunities

To this day, one of my pet peeves is someone trying to sell me when they don’t know me or my company, and have very obviously not made any effort to do so. Continue reading

If ‘To Team Or Not To Team’ Is The Question, Here’s The Answer…

Team by golly! Why? Consider this. Of the $443 billion in FY14 obligations reported to FPDS-NG: Fifty-one percent were to single and multiple award Indefinite Delivery Vehicles (IDVs), and; 60% of those dollars were the result of modifications to an established contract vehicle, delivery order or task order. For the record, IDVs include: Basic Ordering … Continue reading

Who Says There Will Be a ‘Last Government Contractor Standing?’

The other day I read an interesting blog published on LinkedIn with the title ‘Don’t Be the Last Government Contractor Standing.’ To me, it takes a narrow viewpoint and offers an unfair and gross generalization of government contractors. Continue reading

What’s Uncle Sam ‘Simplified’ Buying at the Start of FY2015?

Curious about what products and services are at the top of list for Uncle Sam when it comes to streamlined purchasing? Remember, spending under this method has increased by $1 billion each year since FY2010. Continue reading

Reconsidering the Respect FedBizOpps Gets

When would a federal contractor not be a fan of Uncle Sam leveraging a ‘marketing’ resource like FedBizOpps? When the company has achieved the ‘holy grail’ of being in front of an opportunity. Interestingly, the numbers indicate agencies are turning to this portal more often to post information about opportunities to the masses. Continue reading

About Those ‘Federal Business Opportunities’

Questioning the logic of pursuing solicitations posted by civilian, defense and intelligence agencies on the Federal Business Opportunities portal? You’re not alone as opinions about the platform range from it being regarded as vitally important all the way to those who view it as a fool’s errand. Nevertheless, the first fact I’ll share in this … Continue reading

Back to the drawing board: VA cancels its contract award for management of its veteran-owned small business program – Washington Business Journal

The agency decided to rescind its September $39.9 million contract award to Monterey Consultants Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, to manage its Center for Veterans Enterprise. via Back to the drawing board: VA cancels its contract award for management of its veteran-owned small business program – Washington Business Journal.