government procurement

Girl Power! Here’s the scoop on the new Woman Owned Small Business Certification…

Selling to the US government can be a very competitive endeavor.  Adding certifications to your SAM profile can often lead to an advantage.  Government agencies will sometimes designate certain socio-economical businesses types or veteran status as a requirement for being awarded their contract, aka – Set Asides.  This practice is in place to ensure that …

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Your SAM registration is expiring … or is it? Read this before you pay someone!

You receive something that says: The first thing you think is, ‘hey my SAM is expiring or something needs updated, I better make sure we are still compliant for the sake of our Federal Contracts.’  The first thing you should do, before clicking, is stop and see who is actually sending you this notice. Though, …

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Buying Season is Over, Now What?

Fiscal Year 2019 is here and buying season is over. Government activity slows down in quarter one, but this doesn’t mean you should ignore your GSA Contract until Q3. This time of the year can be used to start preparing for the upcoming buying season. Q3 always seems far away, but it’s never too early …

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Government Terminology and What It Means

Working with the government can be a completely new experience for some people. The government uses terminology and acronyms that isn’t general knowledge to most. The terms may not matter to you, but they do matter to contracting officials. Learning the terminology and acronyms that are commonly used is important when becoming successful in obtaining …

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Neal Dunn’s Bill and What It Means for Veteran Owned Businesses

A new bill proposed by U.S. Rep Neal Dunn of Florida has just been passed, called the “Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act”. This will cause the Veteran Affairs (VA) and General Services Administration (GSA) to send more federal contracts to small businesses owned by veterans (VOSB). This is a solution to a …

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