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How Agencies Evaluate Prior Experience and Past Performance

For most businesses interested in government contracting, the first contract is the hardest to earn.  There are many factors that make it difficult to break into government contracting – wary buyers, lack of familiarity with terminology and practices – but...

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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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