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When the Government awards a contract to a large business prime contractor, an opportunity for small businesses usually exists under the large prime’s Subcontracting Plan.  A Subcontracting Plan is the prime’s roadmap for how they will utilize small businesses as they perform the project.  The... more

Posted On: February 04, 2019

During the partial shutdown the departments of the Interior, Agriculture, State, Housing and Urban Development, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security would lose funding – and government contractors with existing contracts with those agencies could face a temporary loss of funding.

Posted On: January 08, 2019

Not long ago, the U.S.

Posted On: December 12, 2018


Posted On: November 02, 2018

When considering opportunities in the government marketplace, clients will often only focus on Federal agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, GSA, etc.), overlooking those available with State and local agencies. 

Posted On: November 02, 2018

Government agencies frequently advertise for “Sources Sought” – what does that mean? Should you bother responding to a sources sought when it doesn’t directly result in a contract?

Posted On: October 01, 2018

Unfortunately, disasters are inevitable.

Posted On: July 03, 2018

Beyond industry expertise and establishing an infrastructure designed to support federal contracts, the federal government would like to do business with companies that have a solid past performance. There are several ways to pursue this:

Posted On: June 22, 2018

The Department of Defense has increased the Micro-Purchase Threshold, Simplified Acquisition Threshold and Special Procurement Authority effective April 2018.

Posted On: June 22, 2018

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.

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