Small Businesses

Are You in the Zone?

The wild world of Government contracting can be very challenging and competitive – particularly for small businesses.   Wouldn’t it be nice if there were options out there that gave small businesses a leg up?  Wait…. there is!  They are called small business set asides!  One of these set asides is HUBZone. HUBZone is a Small …

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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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The Future of Quarterly Reporting

Changes will be coming soon for the way quarterly reporting is done. Last week, the GSA announced that they will be retiring the old system of 72A and transitioning to the new FAS Sales Reporting Portal (SRP). The change of systems is due to the GSA’s effort to become more modernized. This will be done …

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How to Apply for a Product Based GSA Schedule

Update: With the changes the GSA are making to the Schedule Program, we will see the process companies go through to obtain a GSA Contract change as well. GSA is going back to their roots and consolidating their current 24 Schedules into one. They are also going to be making changes to the SINs as …

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GSA Issues RFQ to Create White House Technology Centers of Excellence

Update: When we last reported about this story back in January, the Centers of Excellence (COE) was just starting to kick off. The COE has made a lot of progress since then and is headed in the right direction. In March, five awards were made to work on the first phase, they were issued to …

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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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