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GovernmentContractingTips.com Interviews Lloyd Chapman, President of the American Small Business League

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he Small Business Administration announced recently that our government just missed their overall23% goal of small business contracting. The SBA claims that 22.5% was devoted to small business contracting, which was an increase from last year’s 21.54% in 2011. However, organizations like theAmerican Small Business League claim that these figures are fabricated, and millions of dollars are actually still illegally being awarded to large corporations. Fact or fiction?

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GSA Investigates Temporary Outage of .gov Websites

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is investigating what caused a number of .gov websites to mysteriously go down this past week.  GSA spokeswoman Mafara Hobson along with other GSA officials are speculating that it occurred due to the new DNSSEC...

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FedBizOpps Officially Has Over 31,700 Available Opportunities for Registered Government Contractors this Month

Ever wonder how many available government contracts there are up for bid? Well, there is a website that can show small businesses all of them. To date, there currently over 31,700 available government contracting opportunities to large and small businesses onFBO.gov (FebBizOpps) this...

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Become a Member of the Corps of Engineers Contractor Registries

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Contractors are our force-multiplier during a disaster response. We count on them to help us meet our mission requirements quickly and completely. The Corps of Engineers has pre-awarded contracts for major emergency response missions, such as bottled water, packaged ice,...

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FEMA Launches Disaster Reporter Phone App

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created a mobile phone app called ‘Disaster Reporter’. The app can be downloaded from the Android, Apple, and Blackberry app stores. The app is designed to let users report disasters that occur in their area...

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Receiving a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) from the IRS

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The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) validation process in System for Award Management (SAM) with the IRS ensures that TIN information is correctly entered for the entity. This improves the accuracy of data for the agencies in processing payments to entities...

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Federal Service Desk – Government Contracting Tips

Federal Service Desk - Government Contracting Tips Here is the contact information for different sources of help a business can use to receive help with their government registration and applying for federal grants   Help Desks to Contact:  Grants.gov Contact...

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Understanding an Individual Subcontract Report (ISR)

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This report collects subcontract award data for a specific federal government agency when a Prime/Subcontractor: (a) holds one or more contracts over $550,000 (over $1,000,000 for construction of a public facility); and (b) is required to report subcontracts awarded to Small Business (SB), Small...

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What is a CAGE code?

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The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the federal government, assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The CAGE code  is used to support a variety of mechanized systems...

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