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Senator McCaskill States Past Performance Information on SAM.gov Still Riddled With Errors and Typos

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Since its release in July of 2008, System for Award Management (SAM.gov) has proven to be riddled with errors and issues due to unaware government contractors. Outspoken agencies and federal officials like the Georgia PTAC office and Senator McCaskill express...

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US Federal Contractor Registration Makes History with New G-SAP (GSA-Simplified Acquisition Program)

G-SAP

 US Federal Contractor Registration’s innovative new marketing collaboration combines a GSA Schedule filing and a simplified acquisition marketing campaign. The GSA-Simplified Acquisition Program or better known as G-SAP is becoming a hit with small businesses looking to get on a GSA Schedule...

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GSA’s SAM Fixes Site Wide Domain Name and Reps & Certs Technical Issues

SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

The GSA’s System for Award Management (SAM) was forced to fix some technical issues with their just over a year old government registration database. SAM is the required database that every contractor must be update in to receive federal contracts and awards....

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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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2013 Defense Authorization Act Improves Subcontracting Laws

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As of right now, subcontractor whistleblowers will receive extra protection from the federal government when disputing claims in government contracting.  Originally, subcontractors would tell their problematic concerns about a subcontracting job to their immediate superviser and not to a government official.  This new...

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Government Contracting:Changes Proposed for Suspension and Debarment Proceedings Could take Power and Flexibility from Agencies

A bill proposed on February 7th by House oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., could change the way suspension and deparment programs are administered. The Stop Unworthy Spending, or SUSPEND, Act would consolidate the suspension and debarment offices of over...

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Understanding the Certification Process as an 8 (m) Woman-Owned Small Business

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The federal government has set-aside 5 percent of federal contracting funds to the 8 (m) Woman-Owned Small Business program. In 2010, the federal government increased the number of set-asides from 3.5 percent to 5 percent in an effort to create...

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American Jobs Act: Good News for Small Businesses and Contractors?

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, revealed last night before a joint session of Congress, includes many features of interest to small businesses and government contractors. Highlights of the President’s plan includes a reduction (and in some cases, the elimination) of...

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CCR Registration – Grants

Interested in obtaining federal grants through Grants.gov?  Then you should double check your CCR registration!  In a recent blog post from Grants.gov, it was revealed that beginning August 9th, 2011, all applications for grants will be checked in real-time.  If...

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