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GovernmentContractingTips.com: End of Fiscal Year Approaches with Billions Left to Spend

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As we move closer and closer to the end of the fiscal year, procurement officers are about to spend truck loads of money to hit their spending quotas.  Many procurement officers rush to spend the last of their budgets. This...

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Government Contracting: Rough 2013 Hurricane Season is Anticipated

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Contractors prepare for a brutal hurricane season as stated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or better known as NOAA. As hurricane season starts to get back into swing, NOAA has declared this season to be one for the record books. NOAA has released forecasts that anticipate the occurrence of over 13 hurricanes this season.

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How the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization can Help you win Government Contracts

When trying to win government contracts, one of the best resources for small businesses are actually a part of the agencies they’re trying to contract with.  Established by an amendment to the Small Business Act, the Office of Small and...

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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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8(a) Certification Eligibility Requirements

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There are many tools and programs available to help small businesses succeed.  One popular program is the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Certification.   In a nutshell, the 8(a) Business Development program was designed to give small disadvantaged businesses the support...

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Is Your Business Considered a “Small Business”?

If your company is involved in government contracting, it’s important to know whether your business is considered a small business.  This designation is determined by the Small Business Administration size standards.  While many business owners do not know how to...

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Government Contracting News – 2010 Annual Federal Contracting Scorecard

Government Contracting Tips – Secret Weapons for Success

There are a handful of requirements for vendors wishing to compete for Federal contracts.  They must have a DUNS number and they must complete CCR registration and ORCA filing.  Once these three basics are out of the way, they are...

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WOSB – How to Self-Certify

Today, the SBA’s highly anticipated WOSB 8(m) program takes effect and many women owned small businesses are eager to find out how to get their company certified.  While the SBA will eventually have a list of approved third party certifiers,...

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