Category: Contracting News

How to Easily Find Government Contracting Information via AFPDS

Nicole Smith, US Federal Contractor Registration In my experience helping small business owners complete their System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, research available opportunities, develop and implement marketing and publicity programs, and actively bid on opportunity,...

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Rule Outlining Discrimination Policies for Contractors Published

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) on Wednesday, June 15, published a final rule outlining for federal contractors rules around discrimination on the basis of gender and affirmative action (i.e., treating all applicants and employees equally without regard to gender). This is the...

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GSA Simplifies Doing Business with the Government

The U.S. General Services Administration on Thursday, April 6, 2016, launched what it is affectionally calling its "Making It Easier (MIE)" program. The MIE program, according to GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, makes working with the government easier for new and innovative...

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Category Management May Not Be Key to Streamlining Federal Purchasing

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The Obama administration’s efforts to streamline federal purchasing have included something called category management—essentially organizing products into groupings that can be managed more efficiently as business units to maximize savings. That approach was inspired by a similar category management program in place in the...

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