Category Archives: Small Business

How Do Socially Awkward Contractors Succeed?

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I talked a while ago about the WOSB initiative under section 8(m) of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000.  In that post, I mentioned that I would get around to 8(a), and now that the storm has passed, I … Continue reading

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WOSBs – 8(m) is not 8(a)

One of the set-aside categories recognized on FedBizOpps is the 8(a) small business.  Ask anyone in federal government what categories exist for set asides and this will come to front of mind very quickly.  However, ask that same person what … Continue reading

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Video Blog #3 – Flowdown Clauses and Requirements

Government Contracting flowdowns were a HUGE topic for so long (and really still are), I think the video blog here is still a good brief resource.

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8(a) Program Vulnerable?

A recent decision by the District Court for the District of Columbia could spell trouble for the Section 8(a) program. In DynaLantic Corp. v. Dept. of Defense, the court held the Small Business Act program was unconstitutional as applied to … Continue reading

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The Sequester Train Has a Schedule to Keep

Buried in a stack of electronic links on the OMB webpage is a report issued on 9/14/2012 (7 days after the administration’s due date) concerning the sequestration “crisis/issue/thing” looming for 2013. Over a mere 158 pages, OMB attempts to provide … Continue reading

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Are You Tired of Hearing About ____ Yet?

I have always worried that I just pile on sometimes.  There are always hot topics in government contracting, politics (yikes!), and compliance.  Some stick around a little longer than it seems may be necessary (are we still talking about and … Continue reading

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NCMA World Congress 2012 – What an Experience!

I have now been to 2 consecutive #ncmawc in Denver and Boston respectively and I am looking forward to November this year in DC and 2013 in Pasadena.  I find the hardest part of the day to be what session … Continue reading

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