Tag Archives: acquisition

Small Businesses in GovCon – 5 Basic Tips

The federal government spends over $500 billion a year in contracts, making it the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Businesses throughout the country can and should take advantage of contracting opportunities so that they can grow, … Continue reading

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PERSONAL Conflicts of Interest: A Rule You May Have Missed

As if corporate government contract compliance wasn’t difficult enough – security clearances, organizational conflicts of interest, post-government employment conflicts, corporate and agency non-disclosure agreements, cost accounting principles and standards… The list could go on for pages. Well, back in December, FAR … Continue reading

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Now May Be The Time To Become a “Research Center”

Amongst the fray of the GSA scandal, the Secret Service scandal, and the election-year cycle, there is a lot else that is still going on.  HR4310 for FY 2013 is titled the National Defense Authorization Act.  70+ pages: To authorize … Continue reading

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Cost is King

During my stay with DCAA, the focus was always (as it should have been) on costs.  Flexibly priced contracts represent the highest risk to the government according to the “rules.”  I could show you some spreadsheets that probably indicate a … Continue reading

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Executive Order Addresses National Defense Resources Preparedness

     President Obama has issued Executive Order 13603, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” effective March 16, 2012.  The order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1940, as amended.       To … Continue reading

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Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com

Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com. I couldn’t help but post this article.  Just the thought that this was allowed to happen before this bill cleared is unconscionable.  Would you want the types of Conflict of Interest … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Need More Than Just “Love”

The Beatles said “all you need is love.”  Fortunately, they didn’t do business with the DOD.  If it really was just about the love, every small business in America should be gearing up for its first government contract.  No one … Continue reading

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