Category: Contracting News

VA Interprets “Veterans First” to Mean Veterans Last

A story published yesterday in the Kansas City Star caught our attention.  A 40 year old Marine service-disabled veteran who owns a commercial kitchen supply business in Michigan was unable to bid on two VA supply contracts due to restricted...

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Four Agencies Subpoenaed for Small Business Act Noncompliance

Yesterday, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves sent subpoenas to the Justice, State, Treasury and Agriculture departments to testify at a hearing to be held November 1st. A GAO report last June found that seven departments were out of...

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US Senate Blocks Vote on Two Jobs Bill Components

Two versions of President Obama’s jobs bill were prevented from reaching the floor after both Democrats and Republicans failed to get the 60 votes necessary to force their respective bills through the Senate on Thursday. The bill presented by Democrats...

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Want a New iPhone 4S? So Does Uncle Sam.

Sales of the new iPhone 4S exceeded $4 million during its first three days of sales but it’s not just consumers who want to get their hands on Apple’s latest technology – government agencies are also buying up Apple products...

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FEMA on Alert as Tropical Disturbance Develops in Gulf

A large area of low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico has caught the attention of both weather forecasters and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  At this time, there is a 30% chance of the low pressure area developing into...

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Federal Government Contracts Now Available in Virginia

Virginia is nicknamed the "Mother of Presidents" but we think it could also be called the "Mother of Contracts" after 10.27% of all contracting dollars were spent here during the last fiscal year, more than any other state in the...

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Steve Jobs’ Innovations Benefited Government Agencies as Well as Private Sector

The late Apple founder’s legacy has changed not only how private sector consumers interact with technology and media, but our very government as well.  In just the last month, over 25 federal government contracts were signed with various government agencies...

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FEMA Funding Bill Passed by House Today

After a lengthy standoff between Democrats and Republicans, a bipartisan agreement on disaster relief funding appears to have been reached, avoiding a partial government shutdown.  The bill will approve funding through October 4th and will be followed by a more...

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New One Stop Spot for FEMA Contracts!

We're pleased to announce the launch of a new website focused specifically on current and upcoming FEMA contract opportunities! An increased number of natural disasters across the nation over the past six years has resulted in great opportunities for vendors...

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