Category: Government Contracting Tips

Defensive Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)

DITCO

  The American military has a long history working with contractors. Everything from the vehicles, barracks, to the MRE’s, are all sourced by private entities. Still, it’s not just tangible goods that contractors can provide for the U.S. armed forces....

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DoD E-Mall

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

The Department of Defense - Electronic Mall or (DoD EMALL) is a web based online ordering platform meant to provide a full service e-Commerce site to find and acquire off the shelf, finished goods and services from the commercial marketplace...

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Army’s Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)

CHESS

Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS ) is the Army's designated Primary Source for commercial IT. CHESS provides a no-fee flexible procurement strategy through which an Army user may procure commercial off the shelf (COTS) IT hardware, software and...

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What are Simplified Acquisition Threshold Contracts?

SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROGRAM

Simplified Acquisition Threshold applies to purchases over $3,000 and under $150,000.  If the purchases under $100,000 require less approval and less documentation involved in the purchase. On April 25, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget for the Executive Office...

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Past Performance Information Retrieval System

PPIRS

The Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) is a web-enabled, enterprise application that provides timely and pertinent contractor past performance information to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal acquisition community for use in making source-selection decisions (e.g., awarding contracts). PPIRS...

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Freedom of Information Act

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

This act is by far one of the most forgot about clauses in our federal system.  Enacted on July 4, 1966, and taking effect one year later, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right,...

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