Tag Archives: acquisition

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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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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Another Take on Sequestration

I know I ranted about sequestration, but I guess it finally hit home for me when one of my students asked what I thought about it. I am in the DC metro area and I teach in the DC metro … Continue reading

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SAM Finally Made It – and Looks Good

I have spent some time since the launch of www.SAM.gov trying to just figure it out and determine how some useful links I once had have migrated over (CCR, ORCA, etc.).  The short answer I found was – they haven’t. … Continue reading

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Best Practices to Reduce Risk Factors Related to Government Contracting

This is Part 1 of a 2 part blog about government contracting best practices to reduce business organizational risk factors.  Today’s is for small businesses. I have been re-reading a book called Winning US Federal Government Contracts by Gregory A. Garrett. … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It Budgeting

I ran across an article that mentioned the Department of Homeland Security “expects to obligate more than half of its annual contracting budget in the remaining four and a half months of the current fiscal year.” I have read, seen, … Continue reading

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SAM Delayed a Little…

I have reported here and here about the System for Acquisition Management that will replace/consolidate a lot of your Government Contracting bookmarks into a single link:  www.SAM.gov.  Well, there has been a slight delay in getting the site up and … Continue reading

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