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Simplified Acquisition Program: Conducting a Federal Marketplace Evaluation

SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROGRAM

Conducting a Federal Marketplace Evaluation is a key component of the Simplified Acquisition Program and determining if your business is prepared for government contracting .  Even businesses that are new to government contracting that have been use to large scale projects...

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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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Woman-Owned Small Business Contractors Continue to Thrive in Spite of Recent Sequester

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

Woman-owned small businesses in the 2013 fiscal year have been pulling in contract after contract due to small business set-aside initiative. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (which contains over 2,200 pages of government rules) states very clearly that 23% of all...

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

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

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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Historically Underutilized Business Zone for Information Technology GWACs

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) firms now have available for Information Technology GWACs.   These contracts enable federal agencies to fulfill their information technology (IT) requirements through the utilization of small businesses that are located in HUBZones. Agencies have a statutory goal...

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OASIS Small Business (SB) Program

US FEDERAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION

OASIS and OASIS Small Business (SB) are multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts that provide flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services. These contracts: Span many areas of expertise and mission spaces; Span multiple professional service disciplines;...

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Government Contracting Tips: Code Breakdown

8(a) Certification

Code Breakdown   CODE - DUNS Number Definition - Data Universal Numbering System Description - A unique identifier assigned by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B); mandatory to begin SAM registration. This is entered into SAM as a nine-digit numeric code, using...

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Government Contracting Cheat Sheet for Abbreviations

System for Award Management

SAM = System for Award Management (replaced CCR & ORCA) sam.gov DUNS = Dun & Bradstreet (Business code/credit rating) CAGE = Commercial and Government Entity Code (SAM registration & CAGE are what the government uses to pay your business) NCAGE =NATO Commercial...

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Small Business Opportunities Arise Under Simplified Acquisition Threshold

US FEDERAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION

On April 25, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget for the Executive Office of the President released a follow-up memorandum discussing the requirements in the Small Business Act. This release restated how agencies are required to set aside work...

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